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Local transit organization adds to fleet

Friday, January 25, 2013

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Michelle Brown, driver for Northeast Arkansas Transit in Mississippi County, shows off the program's new vehicle.
North East Arkansas Transit has added a new vehicle to its fleet being used in Mississippi County. Representatives from the program say that the new van is wheelchair ramp equipped, which opens up transportation opportunities to a whole new group of clients in the area.

North East Arkansas Transit (NEAT) offers transportation to any resident of a rural area, for shopping, medical appointments, socialization, employment, education or any other need. There are no requirements for participation based on income, age or disability -- anyone living in Mississippi County is eligible, and the transportation is provided to and from anywhere within the county. Services are also offered in Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Poinsett and St. Francis Counties.

If the pickup and drop-off location are both within the same city, the fare is $4 round trip. A fare from Blytheville to Osceola is $12 round trip, and from Blytheville to Manila is $14 round trip. Riders are asked to contact NEAT at least 24 hours in advance to schedule their ride so that a driver can be made available.

NEAT operates from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule a ride or enquire about fares, call 1-866-336-3691 or 870-932-0836.

sharris@couriernews.net

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