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Tupelo public transit proposal hits snag

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A proposed public transit system in Tupelo

has hit a financial snag.

Officials say they need $300,000 to operate the proposed bus


However, with a budget crunch in Tupelo, Mayor Ed Neelly says he

doesn't foresee coming up with that money anytime soon.

The transit system proposal was made in a study that identified

a need for mass transit in northeast Mississippi. The study

provided proposed routes, budgets and fares.

It estimated that it will cost about $540,000 per year to

operate a Tupelo-only bus system, plus the initial costs for buying


The study was done by Colorado-based LSC Transportation


Kyle Kosman, a senior planner with LSC, says grant money could

pay for half the operating costs.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal,


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