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Safety & Security

Think Safe, Act Safe, Be Safe

Safety is the number one priority of every First Transit employee - from drivers to executive management. It's not just a set of policies and procedures; at First Transit, safety is a way of life.

Our safety approach is based on the idea that safety comes from changing thought processes and behaviors to prepare our employees to respond to situations in ways that protects the well-being of our passengers, the public, and our coworkers. To this end, our proprietary safety program focuses on eliminating risky behaviors and mindsets and replacing them with safe ones.  It also focuses on reinforcing and rewarding safe behaviors for all staff, creating a culture where safety is the foundation of every area of our operation.


"Safety, to me, means being prepared for all sorts of scenarios, which First Transit does for us. The ongoing training keeps it fresh. " - First Transit Driver, Monterey Park, CA

Daily Safety

Safety is continually emphasized and reinforced throughout our day-to-day operations and every interaction with the communities we operate in.  For example, from operations to our corporate office, First Transit starts every day, every shift, and every meeting with a safety message.

Safe Wheels

First Transit started a program, Safe Wheels, which provides new wheelchairs and mobility devices for our passengers in need. This improves the safe securement during transportation and the quality of our passengers’ lives. This innovative approach is just one of the ways First Transit is upholding our vision and values.

Safety Programs

Our proprietary BeSafe safety and training programs are industry leading. We will tailor safety solutions to meet your company, your passengers, and your community’s needs. We offer:

  • Innovative technology that monitors driver behaviors and allows management to coach to improvement
  • Comprehensive training curricula; First Transit is the only private contractor to use official US Department of Transportation (USDOT) training materials as the basis of its core driver training
  • Extensive ongoing driver training, including classroom and behind-the-wheel. We are the only transit provider that has true one-on-one behind-the-wheel training for all our drivers.
  • National and regional safety leaders monitoring safety trends and providing safety oversight to all location

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David Perez
Vice President