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Tupelo makes progress on transit system

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — The city of Tupelo wants to provide you with one in the form of a transit system.

They are making progress according to Chief Operations Officer Don Lewis, who told members of the Accountability Task Force that bids are coming in to operate the system.

The city's request for proposals has already attracted two companies. Two more are expected.

Under the plan, the city would pay for the contract.

That could amount to a minimum of $200,000 annually.

The company would be responsible for any other expenses.

They are also expected to supply the vehicles.

"We would like to look at things like a trolley car, but something more in the line of not just a van," said Tupelo Chief Operations Officer Don Lewis.

"There's still some obstacles to overcome to get there. It will be a working process, so like many things it's not an overnight process," said Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton.

Lewis says a route would be established.

The fee would be $1.

Those who need to be picked up off the route may have to pay $2.





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