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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)

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    OUT buses see record first-day numbers in August

    The Oxford University Transit system had record ridership numbers on its buses last month once classes started back up at Ole Miss. (September 11, 2014, Page 2)

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      Transit system ready for fall semester

      The Oxford University Transit system is gearing up for the influx of students starting Aug. 25 when the University of Mississippi’s fall semester begins. (August 14, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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        City planner recognized at retirement party

        City Planner Tim Akers was honored for his hard word, dedication and passion for Oxford during his retirement party Wednesday at City Hall. (April 17, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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          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)

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            Winter bus routes begin Monday

            The Oxford University Transit bus system winter schedule will begin Monday and run through Jan. 17. Most routes will end three hours earlier, at 6 p.m., during the winter break. Ridership numbers keep climbing and OUT officials take home awards from the Mississippi Public Transportation Association. (December 12, 2013, Page 1)

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              Transit system’s new home opens

              The Oxford University Transit system celebrated the opening of its new bus facility, the Richard C. Howorth Oxford University Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility on McElroy Drive Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new shop. (December 6, 2013, Page 1A)

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                Megabus pumps brakes on fall plans

                Megabus won’t have a bus stop in Oxford come this fall, however, plans to make Oxford a stop between its future Memphis-New Orleans route are still being considered. (June 25, 2013, Page 1)

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                  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)

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