Meridian Public Transit Begins Monday

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Meridian, Miss. The city of Meridian is ready to get rolling with public transit starting Monday.

The ribbon-cutting for the city's new public transportation service will be Monday at 8 a.m. The transit is a partnership between the city of Meridian and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Choctaw Chief Phyliss Anderson, and Meridian Mayor Percy bland signed the final paperwork in January to seal the deal. Mayor Bland says it's a service that could continue to grow.

"The Choctaw program will also be able to contract out with other major partners in town if that's something that those businesses or those partners want to do," he says.

The service will be provided from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $6 for a round trip, and $3 to travel one way.