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City Hall in Starkville MS

Posted on Jan 26th, 2017

Come Support SMART at the Board of Alderman Meeting

Public Hearing Notice

Mississippi State University is considering applying to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Public Transportation Division, for assistance through its Rural Area Program to provide public transpiration services within the City of Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Funding is available to state agencies, local public bodies and agencies thereof, non-profit organizations, operators of public transportation services in locations other than urbanized area, and, under special circumstances, private operators of public transportation on a competitive basis to undertake eligible transportation activities.  The goals of the Rural Area Program are: to enhance the access of people in non-urbanized area to health care, shopping, education, employment, public services and recreation; to assist in the maintenance, development, improvement, and use of public transportation systems in rural and small urban area; to encourage and facilitate the most efficient use of all Federal funds used to provide passenger transportation in non-urbanized area through the coordination of programs and services ‘and to provide for the participation of private transportation providers in non-urbanized transportation to the maximum extent feasible.The purposes for which these funds can be used are capital purchases that include such items as support vehicles, communication equipment, wheelchair lifts, etc. Administrative costs that include such items as salaries, office supplies, insurance, etc; and operating expenses that include such items as driver’s wages, fuel, oil, etc. More specific details regarding eligible activities, program requirements and the program criteria will be provided at a public hearing which will be held at City Hall in Starkville, Mississippi on February 21st, 2017 at 6 p.m. central time. The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain citizen input into the development of the application. 

Holiday Hours for Transit and SMART

Posted on Dec 8th, 2016

Holiday Hours 2016/17

The Transit and SMART Holiday Hours are as follows:

CAMPUS ROUTES: Greek, Central, and South Loop will not run December 21, 2016 through January 3, 2017. 

CITY ROUTES: Boardtown North & South, Sportsplex, HWY 12, GTRA Express, and Research will not run December 24th, from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m.

From December 21 to January 3 delays can be expected due to restricted service. Forest Products will be serviced by the Sportsplex Route. 

Thank you for riding SMART, Hail State, and Happy Holidays! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates and announcements!

People dressed in Santa Costumes run around a plane

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

Flying Home for the Holidays??

Well ride our GTRA Express Shuttle for FREE!

That's right! It's free! Don't worry about parking at the airport! Let us drive you there and enjoy your travel! You can catch our shuttle at The Mill or at Walmart. Find the pick-up times here:

We can also pick you up at your residence hall ON CAMPUS! You just need to call us 48 hours in advance of your flight time. Our airport shuttle runs Monday through Saturday. You can find our holiday schedule here: . You can also ride the shuttle back to campus and/or Starkville when you return next semester! It's Fun, Fast, easy.. and we will say it again... FREE!

Call TODAY, don't delay! And we wish you a very Happy Holiday!