Pace, Omnitrans extend First Transit contracts

Posted on August 26, 2010

Chicago's PACE Suburban Bus Service renewed its contract with First Transit for an additional year.

The contract is worth more than $5.9 million and extends the business relationship more than 25 years. First Transit oversees the operations of 60 paratransit vehicles and employs 125 individuals at this location. Annually, PACE transports more than 195,000 passengers throughout the city of Arlington Heights, Ill.

"Our long and tenured past with PACE has made our partnership strong and has allowed us the opportunity to provide exceptional paratransit service to the residents of Arlington Heights," said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit and First Services.

The company also announced it renewed its contract with San Bernardino, Calif-based Omnitrans, where they operate 107 paratansit vehicles, employs 183 people and transports more than 412,000 passengers annually.

This agreement extends the business relationship an additional two years, with three additional one-year options and is worth more than $7 million.

First Transit provides complete operations and transit management services as well as comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs to meet customer transportation and budgetary needs.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

ElDorado Mobility's redesigned website connects customers to products

The website's many online tools include in-depth model pages featuring product photos and detailed descriptions, along with select model popular floorplans and color selectors.

Chicago RTA awards $7M to projects serving seniors, people with disabilities

The funds are dedicated to removing barriers to transportation service and expanding available transportation mobility options.

Q'Straint webinar to discuss rearward-facing securement

This presentation will explore developing ridership trends facing transit providers, offer an overview of the current research on rearward facing securement, and examine how emerging technologies are addressing the previous shortcomings of primitive rearward securement applications.

Senior housing provider partners with Lyft for pilot program

The partnership will allow Brookdale residents to book a Lyft ride on-demand or schedule in advance through a concierge in their community.

New Houston Metro pilot increases access for paratransit riders

Set to launch in January, the program will allow those riders that use MetroLift paratransit buses to ride those buses to a transit center and then transfer to a regular fixed-route bus

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close