Bus Shelters Unveiled in Choctaw

Choctaw, Miss. Two new bus shelters were unveiled Monday as part of the public transit system for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Architecture students from Mississippi State designed and built the shelters in the Tucker and Pearl River communities.

It took them about three weeks to build the structures and several weeks of design.

The shelters are made out of concrete, pressure treated lumber, and metal. These shelters were built as part of a partnership between MSU and the Choctaw tribe.

"This is just another example about a particular type of community involvement where we get our students involved in making a design and contributing something to the built environment," said Jim West, dean of the MSU College of Architecture.

"It gives them the opportunity to come here and gather and wait for the bus stops. It also gives them the opportunity to sit and talk to the various people that will be riding on the buses," said Choctaw Chief Phyliss J. Anderson.

Three shelters have now been built at Choctaw bus stops in Bogue Chitto, Tucker, and Pearl River.