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City looking to resume public transit system

STARKVILLE — The City of Starkville is looking at reviving its public transit system. The Commercial Dispatch reports the target date for getting the system operating is January 2013. The system would service city residents and Mississippi State University. Officials say a 10-member committee is collecting data for a grant application, which will be submitted to the Mississippi Department of ...

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FTA study: Rail, bus systems need $77.7B in repairs

WASHINGTON — A Federal Transit Administration (FTA) study estimates the cost of bringing the nation’s rail and bus transit systems into a state of good repair at $77.7 billion. In addition, a yearly average of $14.4 billion would be required to maintain the systems. FTA’s National State of Good Repair Assessment Study, requested by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as ...

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