Management & Operations

First Transit to expand operations to Panama

Posted on October 5, 2015

First Transit will be partnering with the government of Panama to provide transit management for its bus system. The partnership represents an expansion of First Transit’s operations into Central America.

“This partnership and expansion in Central America will allow First Transit to continue to expand upon our vision — keeping people moving and communities prospering,” said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit. “We are fully committed to managing bus transportation that will provide safe and efficient services to the passengers of Panama City and San Miguelito.”

Last month, the government of Panama announced an agreement to acquire METROBUS. METROBUS operates 1,200 buses and seven bus stations, providing bus service to more than 500,000 daily passengers.

“First Transit, with 60 years of transportation experience, will be a great partner with the government of Panama,” said Roberto Roy, executive director of The Panama Metro and minister of the Panama Canal. “They have a great deal of experience managing transportation operations in over 300 locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.”

First Transit was selected by the government of Panama for its global scope, scale and management expertise in providing broad transportation solutions.

The company will work with the 3,500 employees of METROBUS to implement a plan for management of the bus transit system.

“The citizens of Panama City and San Miguelito deserve an efficient and modern transportation system," said Minister of the Presidency Alvaro Alemán. “First Transit will be integral in making that happen.

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

More News

Cleveland RTA partners with medical group to rebrand key route

Revenue from the MetroHealth Line sponsorship will be used to upgrade landscaping and bus stations along the route.

Siemens names new mobility division president

Marc Buncher brings 25 years of rail experience, including his most recent role as the sr. VP, rail division, at Caterpillar.

Mont.'s Mountain Line to extend fare-free program

Partner agencies have agreed to continue support for the program, which has bolstered ridership.

Voith executes succession plan, names new president/CEO

As planned, Dr. Hubert Lienhard, who has been in charge since 2008, will retire in 2018 upon completion of his second term in office at the age of 67, with Stephan Schaller assuming the role in April.

Transportation options could lure Amazon to Denver, report says

The New York Times recently published an analysis of roughly fifty American metro areas and used guidance that Amazon included in its request for proposals to narrow down the field.

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

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

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