A TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR THE CITY OF MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI

The area encompassed by this report is the City of Meridian, Mississippi and its immediate environs. The purposes of the study were: (1) to evaluate the transit operation, make recommendations for service improvements, and identify financial needs (both operating and capital) in the short-term future; and (2) to examine alternative transit ownership and management options available to the city. The first phase of the study was designed to evaluate transit requirements for the next 5 year period and develop appropriate service improvements. The thrust of this phase was to analyze the operation of the Meridian City Lines, including financial status, maintenance facilities, equipment requirements, and bus routes and schedules. The second phase was directed to the future ownership and operation of the bus company. While it had been recognized that transit should become a publicly-operated service, there were several alternative structures for public management. The main segments of the report deal with the aspects of existing transit operations such as fares, public attitude surveys, the immediate action program, public involvement and program development. Tables and figures complement the text.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gilman (WC) and Company Incorporated

    McLean, VA  USA  22101
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MS-09-0005-74-1Tech Study
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1981 12:00AM