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Tupelo Transit System soon to be curbside pickup program

The Tupelo Transit System is getting rid of the fixed bus route schedule and will now be a curbside pick-up program.

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 11:17 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2019 9:25 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tupelo Transit System is getting rid of the fixed bus route schedule and will now be a curbside pick-up program.

"It is a hit or miss with the fixed bus route schedule; you have to make sure the bus is on time and wait out there," Chief Operations Officer Don Lewis said.

The new program is compatible with the paratransit the city has now, but it will be available for everyone citywide. No one will have to qualify to ride.

Hours will be flexible, and residents will have to call 48 hours ahead of time to schedule their pickup.

The same buses will be used to transport people that are currently being used.

"They will not have to stand at a bus stop; it will come right to your home or business or wherever you are and drop you off right at the curb," Lewis said.

Pricing will remain the same as well.

The city council members plan to put this into effect in July.

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