MSU, Starkville proposing shuttle buses for city

STARKVILLE — The city of Starkville is in talks with Mississippi State University on a proposal to bring buses back to city streets for the first time in five years.

MSU President Mark Keenum tells the Commercial Dispatch the planning is in the early stages. Keenum says officials with MSU, the city and the Mississippi Department of Transportation are tentatively scheduled to meet in June. The newspaper reports that officials hope to have shuttle buses running through the city later this year.

Mike Harris, director of parking operations for MSU, says the proposed plan will include bus stops, strict routes and a fare structure to fund the program.

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman says such service is vital for citizens without access to transportation.

The Associated Press