August 26, 2010

Pace, Omnitrans extend First Transit contracts

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.

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