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October 27, 2014

Hampton Roads taps 2 different paratransit contractors

The contracts, which include a base period of three years and two optional years, require First Transit to establish a presence in Hampton Roads and MV Transportation to provide 30 new sedans.


October 27, 2014

First Transit unviles 'Paratransit Travel Companion' app

Using the company's Info-Suite architecture, the secure mobile application allows passengers — from any smart mobile device or computer — to enter a unique ID and a personal password for a safe, secure connection to their service information.


August 25, 2014

First Transit wins Conn. paratransit contract

The newly awarded contract with the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency is for four years with total projected contract revenue of over $7 million.


August 5, 2014

First Transit to operate Fla. county paratransit service

The contractor, which currently manages the Escambia County Area Transit fixed-route services, will begin managing the paratransit services July 1, 2014.


May 6, 2014

Denver RTD retains First Transit for fixed route service

Contractor will continue to operate more than 115 buses and manage more than 350 dedicated transit employees for the transit system’s fixed-route services for Group 24. The contract has been retained for an additional three years plus two option years.


February 27, 2014

Lytx names driver, coach of the year winners

Honors drivers and coaches among the hundreds of organizations currently using the DriveCam program to improve overall fleet performance.


February 27, 2014

Valley Metro, partners use bus as mobile produce market

Collaborated with Discovery Triangle Development Corp. on the “Fresh Express by Discovery Triangle” initiative, selling fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables out of a retired Valley Metro bus. Other partners include First Transit and Creative Bus Sales.


November 4, 2013

Ridership on U. of Tenn. system up 55%

Amounts to an increase of 96,078 primarily student passengers. The increase is attributed to UT branding on new buses run by First Transit, making them more visible, and bus tracking technology.


October 29, 2013

First Transit wins Chicago travel info contract

Will offer several service enhancements including an expanded Interactive Voice Response System scheduled for launch in July 2014, which will provide trip-planning information about riding the CTA, Metra and Pace, 24 hours a day.


September 23, 2013

First Transit wins Calif. U. contract

The company will operate four buses, which will transport Chapman University students, faculty and staff throughout the campus.


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