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StartupBus to make stop in Jackson; looking for riders

JACKSON — The Tennessee StartupBus will make a stop in the Jackson metro area March 3 on its way to compete in the National StartupBus Competition in San Antonio, Texas, and Innovate Mississippi is seeking two Mississippi entrepreneurs to join the Tennessee bus. StartupBus North America is a mobile competition where busses filled with entrepreneurs, coders and designers embark on ...

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Federal safety regulators shut down bus companies

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Federal bus safety regulators announced that they have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe carriers. Affected companies in Mississippi are Carbo Limo of Oxford, LLC, and CC Rider Coach. Here is a state-by-state list of 49 companies that were shut down by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal ...

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City cancels contract with Lawrence for public bus service

COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus has cancelled its contract with Lawrence Transit System for public bus service. Mayor Robert Smith told The Commercial Dispatch that he informed LTS coordinator Dorothy Dowdell of the city’s decision. Smith says he will be talking with representatives of three other companies regarding a public transportation service. Smith says he will then talk with ...

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Officials ask parents to find alternative transportation as bus driver strike continues

JACKSON — Jackson Public School officials were asking parents and students to find alternate transportation today as a school bus driver walkout entered a second day. The drivers staged a walkout yesterday demanding more money, The school district issued a statement yesterday that it was working to remedy the situation. In the meantime, the school district says students will be ...

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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 Bill Gavin opposed the extension. ...

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Now they're stealing buses in the Capital City

It’s not uncommon to hear the city of Jackson called to as “Jacktown” in reference to its volume of auto thefts. Now, the Capital City thieves have raised the bar — they stole a city bus. According to a report from the Clarion-Ledger, the Jatran bus was taken last night from the bus yard on Terry Road and was later ...

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City stuck with six old, costly buses

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 and transmissions,” he said. “I’d ...

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Federal regulator orders limo company to cease interstate service

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 were not properly screened or ...

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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 public transit operated vehicles located ...

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Transportation system set new rider record in 2012

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 the Mississippi Department of Transportation ...

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