Connecting Mississippi through Public Transit
Who We Serve
Public transit offers reliable transportation solutions to Mississippians with limited mobility options. Providers offer trips that promote rural-to-urban connectivity, and allow citizens to stay connected to the people and places that are most important.
Mississippi’s public transit system offers a transportation solution to citizens who are limited in their ability to drive. Senior citizens utilize the state’s public transit system to assist them in getting to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store and other places that help improve their quality of life.
Individuals with Disabilities
Public transit systems enable individuals with disabilities access to their community. Providers offer wheelchair and handicapped accessible transportation to accommodate anyone who wants to be connected.
Public transit has seen rapid growth in Mississippi’s college towns. Students can utilize public transit not only to get around campus but to connect with destinations in the surrounding community.
Public transit providers offer trips for employees to local business in their respective areas. Many companies collaborate with public transit providers in their areas to ensure employees have reliable transportation to and from work.
My job is an hour and a half away from where I live. It would be very hard and very impossible to get to work every day without public transportation.
- Khadija McKinney, Rider
It’s very important and needed because not everyone has a way of transportation. It’s really a great opportunity.
- Matthew Bolton, Driver
Being from a rural state it’s hard to get from one place to another, sometimes you may not even have a way to get to the grocery store. Public transit has been very beneficial to me because I don’t drive.
- Linda Taylor, Rider
Public transportation serves as an economic development tool to enhance our community because it provides a source of transportation to those individuals that are looking for jobs and don’t have transportation.
- Senator Albert Butler, District 36
We have limited parking on campus, which has pushed the students out of the campus. Public transit brings these students to campus every day for their classes and other activities.
- Mike Harris, Director of Parking, University of Mississippi
It affects, in a big way a lot of people, because each one of these families are trying to get their family member to work. Without public transit, the people in our program would be in deep trouble because they just could not get back and forth to work.
- Bryan Burt, Executive Director MIDD Meridian