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BOS declares June 15 Mississippi Community Transportation Awareness Day



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On Monday, June 5, the Board of Supervisors joined with the Mississippi Public Transit Association to proclaim June 15 Mississippi Community Transportation Awareness Day in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association and transportation systems across the country.

“We note the importance of safe, affordable community transportation to the people of Warren County,” said Board President Kelle Barfield.

The Board urged every resident to join in choosing to ride public transportation on the day in question to raise awareness of these services and the good they do for the community.

Evelyn Bumpers, Executive Director of Nroute Transit and President of the Mississippi Public Transit Association explained that all public transportation rides will be free on June 15th. Bumpers further invited community members to a picnic at the office at 2501 Halls Ferry Road that day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “We invite each and everyone to please be in attendance.”

Machelle Shelby Kyles, Mobility Manager for Nroute Transit, added, “We do invite you at 9 a.m. on June 15th to ride Nroute transit public transportation and just see what it’s about.”

Kyles went on to challenge everyone with the national slogan from the American Public Transportation Association, “Dump the Pump,” meaning “we want you not to use your gas on June 15th; we want you to get on Nroute, hang up your keys, and just join us.”

President Barfield summed up the spirit of the movement with, “Warren County is committed to community transportation, to serve individual needs of transit for workforce development, economic growth, education, healthcare, and quality of life needs.

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