SMART system to be down Wednesday

SDN Staff Report
Staff Writer

All offices and routes of the Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit system will be closed for training purposes from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Buses will resume normal routes at 2 p.m.
Hannah Howell, marketing and communications coordinator for SMART, said that because the buses are funded through a Title VI grant, all bus drivers and office personnel must receive training at least once per year.
"We have to be trained on different areas to ensure all the public is treated fairly," she said. "One of the big things is what to do if international riders who lack strong English skills board the bus. We need to ensure that we can meet their needs effectively."