Delta transit adding trolleys

CLARKSDALE — The Delta Area Rural Transit System will be adding two bus trolleys to its public transit fleet.

DART director Antoinette Gray-Brown says the two 28-passenger trolleys were acquired with federal stimulus funds along with two 17-passenger buses, one support truck, one tow truck and two 55-passenger MCI buses. DART has 25 vehicles in its fleet that serves a seven-county area.

Brown says the trolleys will be used in and around the city of Clarksdale.

She says once the trolleys become a part of the regular transit services a minimum fee of $2 will be charged for one-way trips.

DART opened in 1990 with two minivans. Initially, DART only offered transportation to people who needed medical care. In 1993, DART received funding from the state to expand operations.

The Associated Press

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