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Ron Biggs

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)

OUT gets new routes, modifications for fall

The Oxford Transit Commission approved the new route map for the Oxford-University Transit system that includes three new routes. Two of the new routes will allow students and staff at the University of Mississippi to park in off-campus lots and shuttle onto campus. (July 12, 2012, Page 1)

Changes made to bus routes

New student housing complexes may require some changes to OUT bus routes. The Red Route will change this summer thanks to the new Molly Barr Trails apartments. Read today’s EAGLE for more information. (April 12, 2012, Page 1)

Bus service may expand

With enrollment at record highs, the University of Mississippi is willing to pay for more Oxford-University Transit buses to help shuttle poeple back and forth to outlining parking lots. (March 15, 2012, Page 1)

OUT moves transfer point

The Square will no longer be the hub for the Oxford University Transit system after Aug. 15 when the new transfer point will be the old armory near University Avenue. The orange line was also discontinued but the blue line was extended to cover Thacker Loop and the Links. (July 14, 2011, Page 1)

OUT board considers moving transfer site

Oxford-University Transit officials are looking at moving the bus transfer site from the Square to the old National Guard Armory on University, where the transit system currently operates. (June 9, 2011, Page 1)

Riders go up with gas prices

Ridership on the Oxford University Transit buses are up but so are gas prices leaving the commission concerned about the rest of the year’s budget. (April 14, 2011, Page 1)

Bus tracking system in place

Tracking the bus got a little easier. Now riders can go to www.nextbus.com or call 550-2039 to find out when the bus will be at their stop. (January 13, 2011, Page 1)

Transit changes planned in 2011

Due to rising costs, the Oxford University Transit system will cut back hours on the red and blue route in October 2011 and in May will discontinue the orange route that currrently runs on Thacker Road and through the Links Apartments. (December 9, 2010, Page 1)

Local transit system wins awards

Oxford University Transit system took home two awards from last week’s Mississippi Public Transit Association meeting. General Manager Ron Biggs was also recognized. (November 22, 2010, Page 5A)

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