2017 News

Justin Pate Joins First Transit as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing

CINCINNATI – First Transit announces the appointment of Justin Pate as senior vice president of business development and marketing. Pate will lead business development and marketing initiatives for all lines of business including fixed-route, paratransit, fleet vehicle services, shuttle, plus all new mobility initiatives.

“Justin brings a wealth of sales experience with a focus on market expansion and identifying strategic growth opportunities, as well as sales and business development,” said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit. “He has a proven track record for enhancing the customer experience and delivering innovative solutions.”

Pate has more than 10 years of relevant experience in areas such as partnership development, leading sales organizations, logistics and technology integration. He was most recently the vice president of business development for MV Transportation.  


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


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