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Up Close with Larry Featherston, Group Leader of Mechanics

By: Madison Smalstig Larry Featherston has been working on cars for as long as he can remember. He grew up “back in the day where farmers did their own stuff,” and therefore, as a farmer’s kid, had to learn how to be self-sufficient at a very young age. One of the skills he learned was…

Up Close with Mitchell Brashear, Director of Transportation

By: Madison Smalstig When Mitchell Brashear first arrived at MITS on August 21, 1989, he was a part-time driver. Since then he has worked his way through almost every single job in transportation, starting at that part-time driver position. He eventually found himself as a full-time driver, road supervisor, a member on the fixed-route transportation…

Nov. 9th Board Meeting Canceled

Tomorrow’s November 9th board meeting has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.   Agenda items slated for November will be discussed in December.   We apologize for the inconvenience.

Up Close with Debbie McCoy, Parts Supervisor

By: Madison Smalstig If you need to ask a question about a bus at MITS, Deborah (Debbie) McCoy is the go to person. As the parts supervisor, Debbie must keep track of all aspects of a bus. She has records for how many miles the buses have driven, how much gas they have used, when…

Up Close with Janet Coburn, Maintenance Secretary

By: Madison Smalstig Janet Coburn is in charge of keeping the service area for MITS straight. Literally. As the maintenance secretary, her job is to purchase new building and ground supplies. She needs to keep track of all information regarding the buses, including how much fuel the buses have used, what kind of parts need…

Up Close with Troy Denson, Director of Maintenance

By: Madison Smalstig Troy Denson is the maintenance director at MITS and is in charge of keeping track of the records for the fleet of buses, making sure all preventative maintenance programs are upheld, overseeing the mechanics working in the garage, and purchasing and inspecting new buses.  He has been working in this position for…

CAC Meeting

MITS invites all riders who use the MITS Plus service or have questions about MITS Plus to the quarterly Citizens Advisory Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. on November 15th at the MITS Board Room at 1400 East Seymour Street.  Transportation can be arranged by calling MITS Plus at 765-284-4753.

Spotlight: MITS Fixed-Route Transportation Team

By: Madison Smalstig The Muncie Indiana Transportation System (MITS) fixed-route transportation supervisor’s job is to ensure that MITS is providing the people of Muncie with a reliable and safe public transportation system. Working with drivers, monitoring routes and managing the transportation section of the website are just a few examples of what these supervisors oversee…

Up Close with Crystal Thomas, MITS Plus Director

By: Madison Smalstig MITS Plus is a program designated for those who are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) certified. This service provides a service for these individuals to travel around town. The woman behind the operation is Crystal Thomas. As the MITS Plus supervisor, she is in charge of staying up-to-date on the American disability…

New Bus Book Corrections

MITS has recently published a new edition of the Bus Book for citizens to use to navigate around Muncie.  The following were printing errors and will be corrected in the next edition.  Please make note of these errors: All veterans of the military are now are eligible to ride MITS for free. MITS will stop…