Posted on Jan 26th, 2017

Come Support SMART at the Board of Alderman Meeting

City Hall in Starkville MS

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. 


Posted on Dec 8th, 2016

Holiday Hours 2016/17

Holiday Hours for Transit and SMART

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!


Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

Flying Home for the Holidays??

People dressed in Santa Costumes run around a plane

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: http://www.smart.msstate.edu/schedule-and-routes/gtr-express/

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: https://www.smart.msstate.edu/schedule-and-routes/ . 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!


Posted on Oct 7th, 2016

Radio Station Football-Ticket Winners

Ticket winners show off their tickets

Congratulations to all our SMART RIDERS on winning some FREE tickets to the Mississippi State vs. Auburn football game! These tickets were brought to you by POWER 92.1, 105.3, and JOY 98.9!!! And remember... "Just Ride SMART!!!" #HailSTATE 


Posted on Sep 8th, 2016

Bicycle Rules on Campus

Bully Bike Photo

Below are various rules for bicycle use on campus.   

   
1.Cyclists should use extreme caution and slow down or walk their bicycles when interacting with pedestrians. Cyclists should not use sidewalks and walkways  when pedestrians are present.    
   
2. Pedestrian crosswalks are not for bicycles and bicycles using a marked bicycle path should use rules of the road while approaching an intersection with a roadway and come to a complete stop prior to proceeding through the intersection along the marked bicycle path. Automobiles are not required by law nor equipped with the reaction time to stop for bikes shooting across crosswalks. It is best for bicyclists wishing to use crosswalks to walk their bicycle through the crosswalk as a pedestrian.   
   
3.Bicycles using campus roadways operate with the same rules as automobiles.   
   
4.Bicyclists are strongly encouraged to wear safety equipment while on campus (including helmets) as well as properly maintain the mechanical aspects of their bike for the safest riding experience possible. The City of Starkville would also like to remind you of your responsibility when riding a bicycle between campus and the city. Starkville has a helmet ordinance which requires ALL persons on a bicycle to wear a helmet. Cyclist can be cited and fined for not wearing a helmet when riding in the city limits of Starkville. For more info please visit: http://starkvilleinmotion.org/safety-tips/    
   
5.Bike Rack use on campus is mandatory. We are asking all bike riders to assist the university by not locking bikes in such a way that they block sidewalks or handicap access to buildings. Furthermore, we ask bike riders to refrain from locking bikes to campus trees or foliage, light poles or other freestanding posts or any railings or any other freestanding structures (except bike racks). Keep in mind we have a large population of students with disabilities who require accessible pathways and specific access to buildings and we are required by law to protect this access.   
   
6.Bikes locked or left anywhere else besides a bike rack are subject to the lock being cut and the bike impounded by University Police. The owner is also subject to a fine as outlined in OP 91.307: Policies for Traffic and Parking Rules and Regulations for the Campus and Streets of Mississippi State University.    
   
7. Parking Services offers free bike registration for your personal bicycle.   
Please drop by the Roberts Building on Lee Blvd, next to Burger King Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30. Registering your bicycle helps to contact the owner should it become lost, stolen, or is confiscated. Please contact Parking Services at   
325-3526 if you have any questions.   
   
We thank you for partnering with us to help keep our campus safe and accessible to our students. If you have questions or comments about this email or the university bicycle policy, please stop by room 608 Allen Hall and I would be happy to discuss these issues with you.   
   
Thomas Bourgeois   
Dean of Students


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