HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The city of Hattiesburg has purchased four new buses for its Hub City Transit system.
Purchased with federal funds, 3 of the buses will be used for the city's paratransit Demand Response program, which allows senior citizens and residents with disabilities to schedule bus rides free of charge.
Hub City Transit currently serves 4,500 elderly and disabled residents through Demand Response.
The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/QRZ3pX ) the other bus will be used on the Mobile Street route. All four buses have security cameras and wheelchair lifts.
The new buses, with between 16 to 20 seats each, replace four old buses that dated back as far as 1999. They were purchased with $326,000 in Federal Transit Administration grant funds.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com
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