Ceremony to be held for expansion of SMART system
Published: March 31,2014
Tags: City of Starkville, education, expansion, higher education, institution og higher learning, Mark Keenum, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi State University, public university, shuttle, Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit, transportation, travel
STARKVILLE — A ceremony is being held today for expanding the Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit system.
The ceremony is being held at the Palmeiro Center on the Mississippi State campus.
Mississippi State president Mark Keenum says in a news release that the new service represents an expansion of an earlier shuttle system that primarily was focused on the MSU campus.
It will provide campus-to-city service between 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Two routes operate on Saturdays. The service is free.
The transit shuttles are wrapped in graphics of campus, city and Mississippi Department of Transportation images.
A transportation grant allowed the university and Starkville to become partners and expand the earlier campus system to now include campus and community routes.
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