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Friday, October 31, 2014

Ron Biggs

Buses carry more each month

OUT officials reported record ridership in September and reminds riders large coolers and tents are not allowed on buses. (October 9, 2014, Page 1)

OUT board OKs $2.5 million budget

The Oxford Transit Commission voted to recommend that Board of Aldermen approve the 2014-15 $2.5 million budget. OUT has to approve its budget early in the calendar year so it can be put into a grant application package for federal grants that pay 80 percent of the budget. (February 13, 2014, Page 1, 14)

Work could cause issues on UM campus

MDOT’s plans for building roundabouts on Old Taylor Road and closing the bridge at the same time UM will be closing Hill Drive during construction of its parking garage, could make driving on campus more tricky than ever. (January 17, 2014, Page 1A)

OUT sets new ridership record

The Oxford University Transit system had another record breaking month in ridership during October. To help meet growing demands, OUT is hoping to purchase six new buses. (November 14, 2013, Page 1)

Game day buses in demand

OUT, UM look to improve shuttle service for football fans. (September 13, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

OUT summer schedule starts Monday

The summer schedule for the Oxford University Transit system will start on Monday. Ridership has continued to increase on the popular mass transit option. (May 9, 2013, Page 2A)

Buses to run later – earlier

Thanks to several department heads at the University of Mississippi digging into their budgets, two Oxford University Transit routes, the Brown and Green routes could begin running until 9:15 as early as need week. (February 14, 2013, Page 1)

Record set for bus riders

Thanks to two new park-and-ride routes implemented by the University of Mississippi for the Oxford-University Transit system, ridership numbers almost doubled in September. (October 15, 2012, Page 1A, 7A)

New UM shuttles prove popular

The new shuttle service provided by OUT and paid for by Ole Miss has become a popular alternative to parking on campus. (September 13, 2012, Page 1, 5)

OUT drivers want pay raise, benefits

Oxford-University Transit bus drivers say they are underpaid and are not getting benefits they were promised when they were hired four years ago. (July 12, 2012, Page 2)

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