CC Rider Contracts with First Transit

CC Rider Transportation announced its partnership with First Transit, a leading provider of transit management and contracting solutions. First Transit will begin managing driver operations of the county’s fixed route and dial-a-ride services on July 1, 2013, and aims to bring attention to customer service, system development and the overall CC Rider experience, particularly in light of the recent service reductions that took effect on April 1, 2013.

First Transit’s onsite Manager Joshua Fully commented, “First Transit looks forward to working with Columbia County staff as a partner in providing quality public transit services.  We keep our customers at the heart of everything we do and are honored to provide service to the citizens of Columbia County.” First Transit looks forward to fulfilling the high standards of safety and service that Columbia County residents expect and deserve.

First Transit was chosen as a result of a competitive purchasing process that began in March of this year. “Of the three proposals received, First Transit stood out, and their work with other agencies in Oregon was exemplary. They bring a lot of experience to the table and our system can benefit from that experience,” said Janet Wright, the county’s Transit Director.

First Transit, Inc. – a division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based FirstGroup America – is a leading provider of transit management and contracting services. With more than 50 years of experience, First Transit operates and manages nearly 11,000 buses for transit authorities, state and federal agencies, municipal organizations, colleges and universities, and private companies across North America.  For more information, visit www.firsttransit.com or follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.

For additional information please contact Janet Wright, Transit Director at 503-366-8504 or go to www.columbiacountyrider.com