Press Release #2
March 3, 2011
Subject: Mardis Gras Season Service
Mardi Gras celebrations across the coast will cause some interruptions to the Fixed Route services on various dates and times. The following is a list of disruptions that will occur to our Fixed Routes only. All of our Demand Response services will operate a normal service. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.
Friday, March 4
-Biloxi’s Moore Community House Parade 9:00 a.m. Route 31 Red Line between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. we will not service areas from Nichols Dr. to Braun St. and Main St. The route will be diverted onto Lee St. from Division St. north to Bayview Ave. and then south on Reynoir St.
Friday, March 4
-Ocean Springs Carnival Association Parade 7:00 p.m. Route 7 Ocean Springs between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. we will not service the Villa Maria, Samaritan House and Government St. from Washington Ave. to Holcomb Blvd. The eastbound route will be diverted to stay on Hwy. 90 to Holcomb Blvd., and the westbound route will get on Hwy. 90 after leaving Winn Dixie.
Saturday, March 5 * This Parade has been rescheduled to Monday March 7. Same time, same route.*
-Biloxi’s Children’s Walking Parade 11:00 a.m. Route 31 Red Line between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. will not service areas between Esters and Howard Ave. on Lameuse St. The route will be diverted east on Esters to Main St. then south on Main St. to Howard Ave.
-Gulfport Krewe of Gemini Parade 2:00 p.m. Between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:25 p.m. the Gulfport Transit Center will be closed to bus service. Route to route bus transfers will occur at 22nd St. between 22nd and 23rd avenues. The Beachcomber will drop passengers off at the Jones Park Beach Bus Station. A van shuttle will be provided at the Jones Park Beach Bus Station to shuttle passengers to 22nd St. and back. After 5:15 p.m. transfers will resume at the Gulfport Transit Center.
Sunday, March 6
- D’Iberville North Bay Parade 1:30 p.m. Route 4, which serves D’Iberville, will not service the following areas between the hours of 12:15 p.m. and 5:25 p.m. Central Ave., Lemoyne Blvd., McCann Rd., Big Ridge Rd., Lamey Bridge Rd., and Auto Mall Parkway. The route will operate with service from the Biloxi Transit Center, up I-110 to the Sangani Blvd. and Promenade area on 45 minute intervals.
Tuesday, March 8
- Mardi Gras is an observed holiday for CTA. The entire Fixed Route bus system will operate on a Sunday schedule, except route 24 Keesler, which will not operate at all. The CTA office will be closed on Tuesday March 8.
- Biloxi’s GCCA/ Neptune Parades 1:00 p.m. The Biloxi Transit Center will be closed to bus service between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. Route to route bus transfers will occur under the I-110 overpass on Diaz St. next to the IP Casino. The Casino Hoppers will not service the Beau Rivage or the Hard Rock Casinos during this time period. After 5:20 p.m. transfers will resume at the Biloxi Transit Center.
Tuesday, March 8
- Gulfport’s Krewe of Gemini Night Parade 5:30 p.m. The Gulfport Transit Center will be closed to bus service at 3:55 p.m. Route to route bus transfers will occur at 22nd St. between 22nd and 23rd avenues until service ends for the day. The Beachcomber will drop passengers off at the Jones Park Beach Bus Station. A van shuttle will be provided at the Jones Park Beach Bus Station to shuttle passengers to 22nd St. and back.
For additional information call 896-8080.
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