CTA to formally dedicate Rue Magnolia stop

Coast Transit Authority, City of Biloxi, and Main Street Biloxi will cut a ribbon to formally dedicate the new CTA Rue Magnolia Bus Stop on Thursday at 4 p.m.

This signature gateway to downtown was designed by Eley Guild Hardy Architects and is part of a $255,000 project that includes similarly designed bus stop enclosures at the new Biloxi Visitors Center and Biloxi Civic Center and Library, as well as Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

Kevin Coggin Executive Director of CTA says, “We worked with the City and Main Street‘s Design Committee to design stops that compliment the historic architecture of Biloxi and will continue to successful trend in growth in bus system ridership in Biloxi.”

This new stop is serviced by the popular Casino Hopper Trolley line and is positioned to draw visitors into the downtown through the Rue Magnolia where they will find restaurants and increasing numbers of shopping opportunities. The stop is also within a block of the Mardi Gras Museum which is scheduled to re-open later this year.

In addition to CTA constructing this bus stop, the Rue Magnolia area has seen more than a million dollars in private and public investment in the last year. Most notably the relocation and the restoration of the Slay House and Community Development Block Grant-funded façade improvements to eight downtown properties.

“We are excited to see new businesses opening and existing businesses relocating to downtown,” said Lynn Frisby, president of Main Street Biloxi on the positive strides being made in downtown.

The ribbon cutting is open to the public and will be followed by refreshments.

To see a rendering of the new site, click here.