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First Transit

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First Transit is one of the largest private sector providers of public transit management and contracting in North America.

Within it, our Vehicle Services division is one of the largest private sector providers of vehicle maintenance and related support services in North America.

We are a market-leading operator in each of our principal segments, which are:

  • fixed route
  • paratransit
  • shuttle
  • vehicle maintenance services

We have experience of every type of contract and it is through this experience that we continually deliver value for our customers and grow as a business.

Our customers include transit agencies, universities and state transportation departments. Our market leading university shuttle bus portfolio is the largest in the USA, including partnering with several Ivy League colleges. An area of strong growth and focus for us is the shuttle bus market, and we have contracts at airports across the USA including Detroit and Dallas/Fort Worth.

We have more than 50 years of experience across North America and operate a wide and diverse mix of different sizes and types of transport services across approximately 370 contracts. We have a solid core of knowledgeable transport managers with an unrivalled reputation for professionalism and innovation.

We work with our clients to advocate the latest technological and environmental innovation including developing smart ticketing and real time passenger information solutions with our university partners. We have also worked with clients to promote alternative vehicle technology.

Key facts

  • More than 340 operating locations across the US and Canada
  • 370 contracts
  • 330 million passengers a year
  • Operate and manage more than 12,500 vehicles, and maintain a further 35,500