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FirstGroup America celebrates 10-year anniversary


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CINCINNATI — Sept. 13 will mark FirstGroup America’s 10th anniversary.

FirstGroup America’s history began in Scotland 20 years ago, when Grampian Regional Transport merged with Badgerline Group to incorporate FirstGroup plc, FirstGroup America’s parent company.

FirstGroup plc purchased Ryder Public Transportation Services to form FirstGroup America in 1999. The company more than doubled in size following the acquisition of Laidlaw in 2007.

FirstGroup America currently operates five units: First Student, First Transit, First Vehicle Services, First Canada and Greyhound.

The company has more than 96,000 employees throughout the U.S. and Canada and total revenues of $4.8 billion. It operates in 49 states and 11 Canadian provinces.

“FirstGroup America has grown at an unprecedented rate over the past 10 years,” said FirstGroup America President and CEO Mike Murray. “With the increased focus on environmental consciousness and fiscal responsibility, the need for public transportation is even stronger. We look forward to many more years of providing our customers with affordable, reliable and sustainable transportation solutions.”

 


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