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Board mulling changes to city's taxi ordinance

VICKSBURG — The Public Transportation Board is working on 20 proposed changes to Vicksbirg’s taxi ordinance. Board chairman Jim Stirgus Jr. tells the Vicksburg Post the plan is to bring all vehicles for hire under one ordinance. He said the board would consider the changes on Feb. 12. The current ordinance defines only taxis and limousines as vehicles for hire, ...

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Ground broken for new intermodal transit facility

NATCHEZ — Ground has been broken for the Natchez Regional Intermodal Transit Facility at the corner of Wood Avenue and North Shields Lane. The City of Natchez is partnering with MDOT and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to develop a state-of-the-art, multi-use, regional intermodal transportation center that is being jointly supported with an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant, state ...

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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 manage this transit system,” said ...

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Officials accept Indiana company's proposal for bus service

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 the system should create 50-75 ...

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Special judge appointed to hear mayor's bus-passing case

SOUTHAVEN — A special judge has been named in Southaven Mayor Greg Davis’ misdemeanor traffic case, but no prosecutor or court date have been set. DeSoto County Justice Court Clerk Shirley Beshears tells The Commercial Appeal Tallahatchie County Justice Court Judge Steve Ross has been appointed to hear the case. A special judge and prosecutor are being appointed because all ...

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