MCTA gains new vehicles, logo


MCTA displays its new logo next month.

The Murray-Calloway Transit Authority will be undergoing several changes next month as they welcome the arrival of new vehicles, GPS upgrades and a new logo.

According to MCTA manager Bjarne Hansen, the transit has placed an order of four wheelchair-accessible fleet minivans and two transit-modified fleet vehicles.

Hansen said the new Dodge minivans will be a transition from their current small buses, will be economically more fuel-efficient and will cut down on maintenance.

The MCTA are expecting to benefit financially from its new logo which will be released in February.

In order to afford the new vehicles, GPS upgrades and the new logo, the MCTA has been receiving capital grants since 2009 which will continue through the year.

The grants will total approximatly $1 million with $158,268 of that money going toward the new GPS and routing software.

The MCTA reported having about 125,000 people use their transportation system regularly last year, with many of the riders being students. Students who show their Racercard can ride Racer Routes for free.

A report from the American Public Transportation Association states taking public transportation lessens the impact on the environment and helps the United States.

Story by Alex Berg, Staff writer.