Bus

Mississippi opens $4M regional transit center

Posted on November 15, 2013

Photo courtesy FTA
Photo courtesy FTA

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) participated in the opening of the Natchez Regional Transit Center and Maintenance Facility, designed to improve access to transportation options for transit riders who live and work in rural Southwest Mississippi.

“Public transportation provides much-needed access to jobs, medical care and other vital services for residents in our nation’s rural communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “This new transit center will help connect thousands of people in Natchez, Adams County and the surrounding area to new jobs and new opportunities throughout the region.”

The FTA provided approximately $3.8 million toward the $4 million transit center, with the majority of funds coming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The City of Natchez and Mississippi Department of Transportation are covering the remaining cost of the project.

The facility will improve mobility for residents in rural Southwest Mississippi, including the elderly and people with disabilities, and serve as a regional passenger transfer hub for the Natchez Transit System (NTS), a public, nonprofit organization that provides transportation services to residents in multiple counties of the state.

The two-story, 9,000 square-foot building includes space for maintenance and storage of about 30 transit vehicles, a park-and-ride lot, and public waiting areas where transit riders can purchase tickets and get schedule information. The NTS provides about 70,000 rides annually and will be coordinating with other transit providers in the region to expand transportation services available to riders at the Natchez Regional Transit Center.

RELATED: "D.C. Metro breaks ground on Va. bus facility"

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

MV Transportation wins contract to operate Calif. bus services

Will maintain the City of Santa Clarita's fleet of over 100 vehicles, providing transportation for three million passengers, annually.

Maryland adding 70 New Flyer clean-diesel buses

Each bus is equipped numerous safety features including security cameras, an audible safe turn alert system, and curbside and street-side turn aid lights, as well as a factory-installed driver’s barrier to increase bus operator safety.

BYD to deliver first electric buses to Montreal and Longueuil, Canada

Order puts Société de transport de Montréal and the Réseau de transport de Longueuil ahead of new carbon pollution regulations.

WMATA awards new Va. bus facility contract to Transdev

The move is expected to control cost growth while delivering quality service and preserving current employees’ jobs.

Amazon investing $1.5M to boost Seattle bus frequencies

The investment seeks to help add 22 more weekday bus trips for a period of two years on some of the city's busiest routes, which is the equivalent of adding 1,700 more riders.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close