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City of Durham Awards Transit Management Contract to First Transit
Wednesday 8 September 2010
The City of Durham recently announced that First Transit, Inc will manage the fixed-route operations for the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA). DATA employs 155 employees and operates 72 transit vehicles, transporting 4.9 million passengers annually.
First Transit also operates and manages the city’s paratransit service with 54-vehicles, transporting more than 252,000 passengers annually.
This new contract, along with the recently renewed paratransit contract, will take affect October 1, extending First Transit’s 14-year relationship with the City of Durham.
First Transit is a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, providing complete operations and transit management services, comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs to meet customer transportation and budgetary needs.