July 2: Ribbon Cutting – Monroe Transit Receiving Three New Buses equipped with COVID-19 Protective Barriers for Drivers

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:00am

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to invite the media and public to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating Monroe Transit System’s acquiring three new 35’ buses for our public transit fleet.

Time/Date: 10:00 am Thursday, July 2, 2020

Location: Downtown Transit Terminal, located at 207 Catalpa Street.

About the Project

Thanks to funding secured through the CARES Act, as a COVID-19 mitigation measure, each of these buses are equipped with plexiglass protective barriers around the driver’s area. This feature, which is installed on all MTS buses, provides a level of protection for the driver as passengers enter and exit the bus.

Manufacturer: Gillig Corporation.

Estimated Project Cost for Buses: $1.2 - million-dollars

With the approval of Mayor Jamie Mayo and support from the Monroe City Council, Monroe Transit received a total of three 35’ heavy-duty buses to replace some aging buses in the fleet.

This enhancement completes Transit’s projects in Mayor Mayo’s “60 for 60” in projects initiative, focusing on city-wide economic development, public safety, health, infrastructure, quality of life, and education. As part of this initiative, Monroe Transit has replaced fifteen buses since 2015.

Should you have any questions or concerns contact 318-329-2386