First Transit extended its longest running partnership with Minn.’s Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) for a five-year term. For more than 46 years, First Transit has been providing transit management solutions for DTA.

The company's Area VP Dennis Jensen has served as GM at DTA since 1979. Jensen and his staff of 154 deliver transit services for DTA’s 62 fixed-route and nine paratransit buses, moving 3.3 million passengers annually.

“Great partnerships and great people, that’s the core of our business,” said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit. “I am proud of the long-term partnership and transportation solutions First Transit brings to DTA.”

For Jensen’s dedication to the community and DTA, the new $31 million Duluth Transportation Center that opened earlier this year in downtown Duluth was dedicated in Jensen's name with a plaque honoring his decades of leadership. The Duluth Transportation Center is a multimodal hub for DTA connecting passengers to Jefferson Lines, Indian Trails, and Arrowhead Transit intercity and regional bus services.