UZURV Driver assisting woman from car

RICHMOND, VA. — UZURV and First Transit have partnered to win a 10-year contract with Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) to provide paratransit service to Pinellas County, Florida. 

In this relationship, UZURV will act as a sub-contractor for First Transit and leverage its unique Adaptive TNC model, featuring credentialed and FTA compliant drug and alcohol tested drivers, to serve the majority of ambulatory trips operated by First Transit under the contract.   

“We look forward to using UZURV’s innovative mobility platform and service model to help First Transit reduce capital and fleet costs for PSTA, while improving productivity, on-time performance, and providing an exceptional rider experience to the community,” says John Donlon, CEO of UZURV. He added, “The program further expands the relationship that UZURV and First Transit have built in partnership with other transit agencies, allowing us to continue to deliver compelling and innovative solutions for the paratransit market.”

UZURV is not new to Pinellas County. For three years, UZURV has been active in Pinellas and surrounding counties providing the very popular Advantage Ride and TD Tampa Bay programs serving transportation disadvantaged riders and persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) across the region. UZURV will continue to leverage their extensive local experience for PSTA and deliver high quality mobility service to local riders.

 

About UZURV  

Founded in May of 2017, UZURV is an Adaptive Transportation Network Company. UZURV’s  technology platform enables flexible, efficient technology-enabled mobility. Serving public transit  agencies, managed care organizations, national nonprofits, and government agencies, the UZURV platform provides efficient, safe, door-to-door transportation services. For more information on UZURV, visit: https://uzurv.com/.

About First Transit

First Transit, Inc. has more than 60 years of experience and is the largest private-sector provider of mobility solutions in North America, moving more than 300 million passengers annually. First Transit, Inc. provides operation, management, and consulting for more than 300 locations in 39 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, municipalities, universities, and private companies. First Transit employs more than 19,000 dedicated transit professionals. For additional information, please visit FirstTransit.com. To see how First Transit is leading the way in shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) initiatives, please visit FirstAV.com.

About PSTA

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is the public transit provider for Pinellas County, providing more than 12.1 million rides per year. PSTA operates 40 bus and trolley routes with a fleet of 210 vehicles. More information is available at www.psta.net.


Media Contacts:

Lynn Ward
UZURV
Senior Marketing Associate
lynn.ward@uzurv.com

 

Ned Freeman
UZURV
Executive Vice President – Marketing and Community Relations
ned@uzurv.com