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City cracking down on non-licensed taxicabs

VICKSBURG — Complaints from Vicksburg residents and taxi companies have moved police to crack down on bootleg cabs operating in violation of a local ordinance. Police Chief Walter Armstrong tells The Vicksburg Post that police have received calls from some city residents complaining about the cabs, adding one resident has made several complaints about the illegal, unmarked vehicles driven by ...

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Need a pedicab? Head to Oxford

Ever seen those pedal-powered rickshaws in Asia and wondered what it would be like to ride in one? Well, don’t update your passport — you will soon have the chance to grab one in Oxford. Oxford aldermen have amended the city’s taxi cab ordinance to allow pedicabs, also known as cycle rickshaws, which transport passengers in a carriage-styled seat hooked ...

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Transit system gets extension as construction misses deadline

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Transit System has received an extension to complete the new regional transit facility and is scheduled to move its operations to the facility in December. NTS executive director Sabrena Bartley tells The Natchez Democrat the original project completion date was Oct. 5, but it has been extended until Oct. 30. Bartley said the contractor is working ...

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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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Public transit company to petition commission for buses, stops

COLUMBUS — The company getting ready to offer public transit services in Columbus is asking the local Historic Preservation Commission to let it locate five bus stops and shelters within Columbus historic districts. Lawrence Transit System, based in Lawrence, Ind., is a private company wanting to bring buses to the city. The company’s director of Columbus operations, Dorothy Dowdell, is ...

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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 amendments to the city’s taxi ...

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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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Cities going in different directions on public transit system

STARKVILLE and VICKSBURG — One city is preparing to open a new public transportation system while another city is struggling to keep its system running. A proposed public transportation system linking the entire Starkville community is on track and should help lower traffic congestion, aid economic development efforts and strengthen the bond between Starkville and Mississippi State University, according to ...

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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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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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