FirstGroup America companies, First Transit and First Student, Win and Retain Contracts across the United States

FirstGroup America companies, First Transit and First Student, Win and Retain
                      Contracts across the United States

"Keeping people moving and communities prospering" during the month of June.

PR Newswire

CINCINNATI, July 1, 2013

CINCINNATI, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First Transit, Inc., a leading
private provider of transit management and contracting services, and First
Student, the nation's leader in student transportation, have recently
announced contract wins in retentions during the month of June. Here's a look
at how these FirstGroup America companies are realizing their vision of
"providing solutions for an increasingly congested world, keeping people
moving and communities prospering":

Arapahoe County and Denver Regional Council of Governments (Denver, Colo.) -
Two Denver, Colo. agencies have chosen to extend their contracts with First
Transit for two years, effective July 1, 2013. Both organizations rely on
First Transit's operation of First Ride to transport passengers ages 60 and up
to and from medical and nutritional appointments.

Atascadero (Calif.) - The city of Atascadero has extended its contract with
First Transit beginning July 1, 2013 to operate four paratransit routes and
one fixed route.

Columbus County (Whiteville, N.C.) - Columbus County has renewed its agreement
with First Transit for a variety of services including fixed rout and
dial-a-ride services. The three-year deal effective July 1, 2013.

Cortland County Health Department (City of Cortland, N.Y.) - The partnership
between Cortland County Health Department and First Transit has been renewed.
First Transit will continue to provide school route transportation for
children with special needs in the City of Cortland (N.Y.) and the surrounding
areas of Marathon, Cincinnatus, Willet, Truxton, Homer, Hartford, Preble,
McGraw, and Freeville. This new, 2-year contract begins July 1, 2013.

Missouri City Fire Department (Texas) - First Vehicle Services was recently
awarded a one year contract with Missouri City Fire Department which began on
June 1, 2013.

Paso Robles (Calif.) - First Transit has received a contract extension from
the city of Paso Robles beginning July 1, 2013. This marks 22 years of service
in Paso Robles which includes paratransit and fixed route services.

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, Ala.) - First Transit was
awarded a shuttle transit service contract from the University of Alabama at
Birmingham (UAB) that will begin in July and operate throughout the 323-acre

Seneca Nation of Indians (N.Y.) - Seneca Nation of Indians has announced a
partnership with First Transit. Beginning July 1, 2013, First Transit will
begin operating a two-bus route under a contract with the largest Native
American nation in New York State.

Airport Community Schools (Mich.) - First Student has been selected to provide
transportation for Airport Community Schools in Carleton, Michigan under a
three-year contract beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.

Joshua Independent School District (Texas) – Joshua ISD recently awarded First
Student a 10-year contract.

Chicago Public Schools (Ill.) – First Student will provide transportation for
Chicago Public Schools under a recently announced 10-year contract.

About FirstGroup America
FirstGroup America is the leading transportation company in North America.
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Company provides busing and maintenance
services to municipalities, school districts and the general public in the
U.S. and Canada. In 2008, the company was awarded the National Safety
Council's highest award for safety. FirstGroup America is the largest
provider of student transportation and the largest private sector provider of
transit management and contracting services in the U.S. and Canada. The
Company also owns and operates Greyhound. For more information, visit

SOURCE FirstGroup America

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