December 2, 2003 - Posted at 8:22 a.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - In a newly released survey by Arkansas State University officials, 73 percent of Jonesboro residents said they want a mass transit system for the area.
That 73 percent should be glad to hear that the Jonesboro City Council last night voted to go ahead with a proposed plan for a transit system. On a 7-5 vote, aldermen approved an appropriation of $130,000 per year for the next three years to help pay for the project.
Supporters of the plan say it's a big step, but only a step. "The next step would be getting an operator, looking at routes...things like that," said Northeast Arkansas Regional Transit Authority chairman Steve Ewart.