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Buses Returned To City As Too Expensive To Fix

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The city of Vicksburg hasn't decided what to do with six former transit system buses that are too expensive to run or repair.
   
Barry Warnock, director of the city's Vehicle Maintenance Department, tells the Vicksburg Post that only two of the diesel-powered buses will run.
   
The buses are the first six bought for NRoute in 2006. NRoute Executive Director Evelyn Bumpers says once the buses reached their useful life, which under federal law, is five years and 100,000 miles, the city took ownership.
   
Bumper says the buses were replaced in fiscal 2010.
   
The closest the city has come to resolving the issue with the buses was a proposal to declare the buses surplus and turn them over to the Vicksburg Convention Center. No final decision has been made.

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