Phoenix awards fixed-route contract to First Transit

Cincinnati, OH-based First Transit has been awarded a three-year contract with two option years to operate the City of Phoenix fixed-route service, Valley Metro. This service started on Oct. 1, 2007. Valley Metro operates 151 vehicles throughout the greater Phoenix area. The contract – the first in Arizona for First Transit – has a first-year value of about $22 million.

“First Transit has a great management team set for Valley Metro and is very excited to start operating in Arizona,” said First Transit’s Senior Vice President Nick Promponas.

First Transit, Inc. has more than 51 years of experience and is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States, now providing operation, management and consulting for 235 locations in 45 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations, and private companies. First Transit employs and manages more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals.