University of Connecticut Partners with First Transit for Campus Transportation
STORRS, Conn. – First Transit, the leader in campus mobility solutions in North America, announces it will begin managing and operating the campus transportation system at the University of Connecticut (UConn).
First Transit will be responsible for the daily operations and management of 35 employees and 31 buses.
“We appreciate the trust that the University of Connecticut has placed in us to provide a complete transportation solution,” says Scott Conroy, First Transit area vice president. “First Transit is proud to be part of the Huskies community and is looking forward to providing an exceptional passenger experience to the students and staff.”
First Transit will operate UConn’s 10 routes serving all parking lots and official UConn housing. First Transit’s operations will be in place before students arrive for the fall 2017 semester.
First Transit’s management team at UConn are both graduates of the university and began their transit careers as campus bus drivers. Greg Tower is the general manager, and Ryan Visci is the assistant general manager.
About First Transit:
First Transit, Inc. has 60 years of experience and is one of the largest private-sector providers of mobility solutions in North America moving more than 350 million passengers annually. First Transit, Inc. provides operation, management and consulting for more than 300 locations in 39 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama and India for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, municipalities, hospitals, universities and private companies. First Transit employs more than 19,500 dedicated transit professionals. For additional information, please visit FirstTransit.com.