Biloxi contributes to CTA to preserve service

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Faced with cuts in service to seniors, the disabled and other riders, the Biloxi Council has voted to provide an additional $65,000 to Coast Transit Authority this year.

Kevin Coggin, executive director of CTA, tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1m92gyY ) Tuesday's vote maintains Sunday service and Route 31 in East Biloxi, which Coast Transit said would have to be cut.

For the past two months, dozens of people who ride CTA told the council how they depend on CTA to get to work, shopping, doctors and church.

Coggin said Biloxi cut $70,000 from its contribution to CTA a couple of years ago. He requested $130,000 and said he would come back to Biloxi for another increase if he can't find a way to make up the funding.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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