First Transit Announces Rick Dunning Retirement After Distinguished 38-Year Career in Public Transportation

December 13, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
CINCINNATI First Transit today announced that following a successful 38-year career with the company, Rick Dunning plans to retire effective December 31.

"In his 38 years with First Transit, Rick is known throughout public transportation as someone who has forged real, genuine connections with customers and employees," said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit. "Rick is and has been a tremendous mentor to a number of transit executives and operators throughout our business. He will leave a legacy of hard work and a sincere appreciation that people are the most important part of the business. We wish Rick and his family all the best in retirement."

Dunning began his career with First Transit in 1980 as a general manager in Laredo, TX. He went on to hold several leadership roles across North America. In 1989, Dunning came to the First Transit headquarters in Cincinnati, taking on several roles including region vice president, vice president of business development, national safety manager and senior vice president of transit management in 2010.

Dunning and his wife plan to spend retirement traveling, volunteering in the community and spending time with their family.

About First Transit:
First Transit, Inc. has 60 years of experience and is one of the largest private-sector providers of mobility solutions in North America moving more than 350 million passengers annually. First Transit, Inc. provides operation, management and consulting for more than 300 locations in 39 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama and India for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, municipalities, hospitals, universities and private companies. First Transit employs more than 19,500 dedicated transit professionals. For additional information, please visit

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