Coast Transit Authority Cutting Its Routes

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Updated: 2/24 8:09 pm
The Coast Transit Authority (C.T.A.) is cutting its routes, causing the Biloxi City Council to think twice about a financial commitment. Last Tuesday, Biloxi voted four to three to give the C.T.A. $65,000 more than the budgeted amount. However, the city made that commitment believing that no services would be cut. Friday afternoon, that C.T.A. announced that some routes would be eliminated, including the ‘Beach Comber’ route on Sundays. The city is now saying that their deal with the C.T.A. has been broken, and they plan to vote to rescind the additional funding at tomorrow's City Council meeting. Felix Gines, a Biloxi Councilman for Ward 2, says, “I was a little taken aback that routes were being cut, even after additional funding was being given to them, especially route 31, which affects my area and the Keesler Air Force Base routes, and so Paul Tisdale has decided to rescind the money given to C.T.A., and I'm going to support it because we were assured that these routes would continue based upon this additional funding.” Council President, Paul Tisdale, says the C.T.A. can approach the council over the summer while they budget for the next fiscal year.
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