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Oxford buys 2 double decker buses

OXFORD — Oxford’s two new double deckers are more than 20 years newer than the buses currently cruising local streets.

The city bought the buses in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Oxford Eagle reports that the city is deciding whether to drive them to Oxford or ship them. One of the buses was made in 1983 and the other in 1986.

The current vintage buses in Oxford are each about 50 years old. The buses traveled the streets of England for 30 years before being purchased and shipped into Oxford.

City Shop superintendent Bo Ragon says each bus needs some cosmetic work.

He says one of new buses has a top that will be removed to make it a topless bus.

Ragon says the older buses could be used for city events and parades.

About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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