Posts Tagged ‘transit’

City gives transit system deadline for service

COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus has given Lawrence Transit System 30 days to get buses moving in the city. Otherwise, city officials say its contract with LTS is null and void. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the council voted 3-2 this week for the 30-day extension. The extension runs out Dec. 6. Council member […] [...]

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 […] [...]

New regulation in place, city’s taxis must be inspected

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg’s three cab companies must have their vehicles inspected this month as part of new city regulations. The Vicksburg Post reports the city’s Public Transportation Board approved the new rules about two months ago. The grace period ended Tuesday. The cabs must be inspected at city’s Vehicle Maintenance Department. The board approved 20 […] [...]

Ground broken for public transit maintenance facility

CHOCTAW — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) have broken ground for the Choctaw Regional Maintenance Facility. The 13,960-square-foot comprehensive regional maintenance center will be constructed by the tribe on tribal lands. The facility will provide services for tribally owned transit vehicle, tribal fleet vehicles and other […] [...]

Transportation system set new rider record in 2012

by Associated Press Published: January 22,2013

Tags: bus, public transportation, record, ride, rider, shuttle, tourism, tourist, transit, travel, vacation, visitor

GULFPORT — Coast Transit Authority set a record in 2011 by providing one million rides and topped it again in 2012. Executive director Kevin Coggin tells The Sun Herald last year the authority logged 1.09 million rides. Coggin says CTA has funding to build a new transportation hub in D’Iberville and wants to partner with […] [...]

Work underway on transit complex, treatment plant

NATCHEZ — Work is underway at the site of the future Natchez transit facility. The Natchez Democrat reports crews with Paul Jackson Construction of Brookhaven are removing a fence, concrete slab and shed from the site, formerly the location of A-B Motor Company. The crews also have 7,000 yards of dirt that has to be […] [...]

Officials accept Indiana company’s proposal for bus service

by Associated Press Published: September 20,2012

Tags: bus, city, contract, municipal government, municipality, proposal, public transity, tourism, tourist, transit, transportation, travel, visitor

COLUMBUS — City officials have approved a Lawrence, Ind.-based bus company’s proposal to bring in three buses for the start of a local public transportation service. The Commercial Dispatch reports more buses from Lawrence Transit System are expected to arrive in Columbus after contracts are signed. Dorothy Dowdell, director of Lawrence Transit’s local operations, says […] [...]

City mulling public transit system using Indiana company

by Associated Press Published: August 30,2012

Tags: city, leader, municipal, municipality, public, tourism, tourist, transit, transportation, travel, vacation, visitor

COLUMBUS — City of Columbus officials want to talk with the owner of a Lawrence, Ind., bus company with the possibility of providing a local public transportation service. The Commercial Dispatch 10 buses might be available for a Columbus-area transit system. Travis Jones, the city’s director of federal programs, says Criss Reeding, owner of Lawrence […] [...]

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 […] [...]

NTS nears approval for new stimulus-funded transit facility

by Associated Press Published: January 31,2012

Tags: construction, facility, municipal government, tourism, toutists, transit, transportation, travel, visitors

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Transit Service is in the final stages of approval to build a new transit facility as part of a $3 million stimulus package to upgrade transportation services in Natchez and surrounding areas. NTS executive director Sabrena Bartley tells The Natchez Democrat she will meet with representatives from the Mississippi Department of […] [...]

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