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City's transit system shuts down for lack of funding

MERIDIAN — Meridian’s transmit system has shut down leaving the city scurrying to meet the needs of people who relied on the buses to get around. Kirk Thompson, executive adviser to Mayor Cheri Barry, said the city hopes to get some bus service in Meridian. Meridian Transit System board president Bo Hawkins said the decision to cease operations was the ...

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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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