SEMO donates two shuttle buses to Joplin
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Southeast Missouri State University will aid in recovery from the May tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., by donating two shuttle buses to the agency which operates the city's bus system.
According to a news release, two buses will be driven to Joplin today and donated to the Ozark Center. The city lost its entire fleet in the tornado.
University transit operations supervisor Mike Hopen said the buses are 16-passenger Chevrolet Eldorados that were scheduled to be auctioned as part of a routine replacement program. The transfer is being facilitated by the Missouri Department of Transportation, which assists the university in purchasing buses through a federal-state capital program. With the program, the university recently purchased new buses which will replace the two being donated.
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