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Tupelo ratifies transit contract

Tupelo city leaders have officially ratified the contract to provide public transit services to the city.

Posted: Aug. 30, 2018 4:00 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo city leaders have officially ratified the contract to provide public transit services to the city.

By a 4-3 vote, the Tupelo City council gave final approval to operate Tupelo Transit.

The city is contracting with Northeast Mississippi Community Services to operate the system.

Starting next Tuesday, buses will run three routes from 5:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Tupelo city leaders will do a 13-month pilot run on the transit system.

You can ride for free during the month of September, but it will cost $2 per rider after that.

The city will pay around $210,000.

NMCS and the Mississippi Department of Transportation will provide additional funding through grants.

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