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Terrebonne Parish looks to expand public transit

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Posted: Nov 25, 2010 1:01 PM
Source: Associated Press

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THIBODAUX, La. - A proposal to expand public transportation in Thibodaux has been placed on the back burner until the new mayor takes office in mid-December.

City officials say discussion of a proposed agreement between Terrebonne Parish and Good Earth Transit is deferred until Dec. 21 so Mayor-elect Tommy Eschete has time to review it.

Eschete tells the Courier that he supports the expansion plan, ut appreciates the council giving him the extra time.

Mayor Charles Caillouet had worked on expanding public transit for the past two years. Under the proposed two-year deal, Good Earth and the parish would secure three, 14-passenger buses to run a five- or six-stop route in the city. Good Earth provides the parish's current eight-bus fleet that makes 250 stops around the parish.

The estimated first-year cost to the city is $91,000, though Caillouet has said that's just a rough estimate.

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