Posts Tagged ‘mass transit’

S.M.A.R.T. transportation system sees early demand

STARKVILLE — During the first three days of the 2014 spring semester, buses of the new Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit carried a total of 15,250 riders. S.M.A.R.T. is an expansion of an earlier shuttle system that primarily was focused on the MSU campus. The new service provides campus-to-city service from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. […] [...]

City launching shuttle service; Columbus company wins contract

ABERDEEN — The city of Aberdeen has contracted with a Columbus firm to provide shuttle service to local residents. Riders will pay a fee for the service. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the city is not providing any financial support. TC Express, LLC will operate as Aberdeen on Wheels Shuttle Service. Local manager McKinley […] [...]

City stuck with six old, costly buses

by Associated Press Published: June 13,2013

Tags: bus, city, city government, mass transit, municipal, municipality, transit, transportation

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg hasn’t decided what to do with six former transit system buses that are too expensive to run or repair. Barry Warnock, director of the city’s Vehicle Maintenance Department, tells the Vicksburg Post that only two of the diesel-powered buses will run. “The other four have major problems with the engines […] [...]

Federal regulator orders limo company to cease interstate service

by MBJ Staff Published: May 30,2013

Tags: bus, federal agency, limousine, mass transit, public safety, regulator, transportation, travel

OXFORD — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Carbo Limo of Oxford, LLC to immediately cease it s interstate passenger service. This follows a finding by a team of specially trained investigators that the Oxford-based company’s two motor coaches used for its interstate operations were unsafe and that drivers […] [...]

MDOT approves funds for ‘SMART’ bus system

STARKVILLE — State transportation officials have approved $2 million for a three-route bus system connecting the city of Starkville to the Mississippi State University campus. It will be called Starkville MSU Area Rapid Transit or SMART. “This is a long-term commitment between the federal government, the Mississippi Department of Transportation and Mississippi State University to […] [...]

County residents being polled on mass transit service

by Associated Press Published: June 25,2012

Tags: mass transit, survey, tourism, tourist, transit, transit authority, transportation, travel, visitor

DESOTO COUNTY — DeSoto County residents are being asked to participate in a survey to determine the support for a mass transit service. The Memphis Area Transit Authority and regional planners are promoting the survey. The Commercial Appeal reports the scope of the DeSoto survey doesn’t include service to Memphis. Results of the survey are […] [...]

Bus company gets stimulus funding

by Wally Northway Published: January 26,2010

Tags: federal government, mass transit, recession, state government, stimulus, transportation

GREENVILLE — Funding provided by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has allowed a Greenville-based bus company to expand its fleet of vehicles. MDOT recently announced the purchase of five new 55-passenger buses, which will be operated by Delta Bus Lines Inc., an Intercity Bus Carrier. Through […] [...]

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