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September 20, 2012

A recent report from a parent seeing a Lafayette County School District school bus driver using her cell phone while driving students has sparked questions from local parents and the community.

A recent report from a parent seeing a Lafayette County School District school bus driver using her cell phone while driving students has sparked questions from local parents and the community. According to an Oxford Eagle article, Diana Wells, a parent of a Lafayette Elementary School kindergartener, claimed to see a bus driver talking on her cell phone while children were on the bus. The consequences of bus drivers using their cell phones while driving children are discretionary and situational, according to Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin.

March 6, 2012

There have been 765 school bus accidents with vehicles and 73 accidents with other objects, such as trees or light poles, in the state of Mississippi since 2006.

There have been 765 school bus accidents with vehicles and 73 accidents with other objects, such as trees or light poles, in the state of Mississippi since 2006.
This has some people wondering how safe primary- and college-aged students are on buses in Oxford.
In 2009, there were four school bus crashes in Lafayette County, one in 2010 and none in 2011, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol. Oxford University Transit (OUT) superintendent Ron Biggs said that since starting the service, there have only been minor accidents.

April 26, 2011

The Oxford University Transit system has experienced an increase in riders.

The Oxford University Transit system has experienced an increase in riders.

Many students and riders attribute the increase to many issues that have arisen recently, such as the shortage of public transportation to campus, the rising gas prices and the price of student parking decals.

Martha Hill, a Yellow Line bus driver, has been driving for O.U.T. for about a year and a half.  

Hill said she has noticed an increase in riders, mostly due to rising gas prices.