Monday, March 15, 2010

Transit System Plans Official Kickoff Ceremony

Officials with the Cookeville Area Transit System today are making plans for an official kickoff ceremony for the service, which has been running for the past couple of months. They say their numbers reflect that 280 people rode their buses during the first week of March, especially in the area around Tennessee Tech. But they also say that once federal stimulus money runs out, they'll be turning to local sources to continues the service. And some local officials say the impression they get is that the bus service is, in fact, not being used because the buses are almost always virtually empty.