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Friday, April 18, 2014

Tim Akers

More free parking on Square

The Oxford Board of Aldermen will consider changing the city’s parking ordinances that will remove spaces on Monroe Street and along Jackson Avenue near City Hall from the regulated two-hour parking limit. (February 6, 2013, Page 1, 6)

Building begins on new tranist facility

City and MDOT officials gathered on McElroy Drive Thursday to break ground on the new Oxford University Transit operations facility. (November 30, 2012, Page 1A)

Ticketing gets ‘Real’ on Square

Enforcement of the two-hour parking on the Square will begin again on Monday, this time with stricter penalties and enforcement. (November 22, 2012, Page 1A)

Transit service makes plans for growth

The Oxford planning department is working with the Oxford University Transit Commission and McDonald Transit to devise two drafts for the 2014 budget to see how expanded routes and hours may affect the future budget. (November 16, 2012, Page 1A)

Oxford greenlights transit barn

With South Lamar Boulevard and other roads around Oxford still torn up as D. Carroll Construction limps along to complete the Pathways bike lane project, the Oxford Board of Alderman reluctantly approved a motion to hire the construction firm again to build another city project — the new transit facility. (November 2, 2012, Page 1A, 8A)

New parking laws begin in 2 weeks

A logo for the city’s new parking enforcement initiative has been approved by the Downtown Parking Commission along with a policy on how citizens pay for – or contest – their parking tickets as the city gears up for the soft rollout of this effort on Oct. 22. (October 8, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Parking commission approves changes

During its regular meeting Friday, the commission agreed on ordinance changes to the current laws that increase the two-hour parking restrictions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The new ordinance also changes the fine structure for violating the two-hour parking restriction. (August 13, 2012, Page 1)

Tennis courts, transit facility bids rejected

The city received one bid proposal for the John Leslie Tennis Court expansion but it came in almost double what the city had budgeted for the project. (August 9, 2012, Page 1A)

City OK’s downtown parking plan

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a contract with Standard Parking to enforce parking laws around the Square during their regular meeting Tuesday night. (August 8, 2012, Page 1)

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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