Ribbon Cutting for Five NEW Monroe Transit Buses

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 3:30pm

WHAT: The media is invited to a brief ribbon cutting ceremony to officially add five new buses to the Monroe Transit System fleet. 

WHEN: 11 am Wednesday, February 28, 2018 

WHERE: Monroe Transit System Downtown Terminal, 207 Catalpa Street, Monroe, LA 

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join Public Works Director Tom Janway and Monroe Transit General Manager Marc Keenan to share the following announcement: 

With the approval of Mayor Jamie Mayo and the support of the Monroe City Council, Monroe Transit received five 35-foot heavy duty buses to replace some aging buses in the fleet. These five new buses were manufactured by California based Gillig Corporation. They took eleven months to complete - at a cost of approximately $2.1 million dollars. 

This enhancement completes Transit’s project #57 “Update Bus Fleet for MTS” on Mayor Mayo’s “60 for 60” projects list. A comprehensive list focusing on city-wide economic development, public safety, health, infrastructure, quality of life and education. As part of this initiative, Monroe Transit has replaced twelve buses over the past few years. 

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