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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