2018 News

First Transit Awarded City of Visalia Transit Services Contract

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– First Transit, a leader in providing mobility solutions, announces that the company has been awarded a contract with the City of Visalia for all fixed-route and paratransit operations.  

First Transit will provide day-to-day operations and oversight for 87 vehicles, employing 130. First Transit is also responsible for all maintenance of the fleet, plus three new battery-powered all-electric buses.        

“We’re proud to become a part of the community,” said Fadi Chakbazof, senior vice president for the west region of First Transit. “We look forward to providing a vital service to the citizens of Visalia getting them to and from work and other activities.”   

In addition to regular operations, First Transit will support express V-LINE service to Fresno, California, and seasonal shuttle service to Sequoia National Park.





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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