Save at the Pump with CTA’s Try Transit Day

If you are looking for ways to save at the pump, Coast Transit Authority is bringing back its Try Transit Day on Thursday.

Rides will be free all day on CTA’s fleet of hybrid-electric buses, and the nostalgic trolleys including the Beachcomber and Casino Hopper.

CTA staff will be at the Biloxi Transit Center, 820 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., from Noon until 4 p.m. to greet residents and riders. Mississippi’s first Battery Electric Bus (BEB) will also be on display at the center.

“We want our local residents to experience being a passenger because riding public transportation can save you money,” said Kevin Coggin, CTA’s executive director. “It boosts the economy and promotes a greener community.”

Of note, the Mississippi Transportation Commission on Wednesday announced CTA will receive a $480,000 grant for transit system operational expenses. CTA is one of six transit systems statewide to be awarded a grant for multimodal transportation projects in the Southern District. 

For more information on Coast Transit Authority’s Try Transit Day, call CTA at 228-896-8080 or visit

News & Notes: Top Father, Market fest, and more

Father of the Year: Congratulations to Ryan Rockholt—named the Biloxi Lions Club’s Mark A. Barhanovich 2022 Father of the Year. Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich proclaimed Wednesday in Rockholt’s honor as presented by CAO Mike Leonard at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum. To see a photo album, click here.

Community Market Fest: The first of four Charles R. Hegwood Community Market festivals happens tomorrow, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. under the I-110 overpass at the corner of Hopkins and Howard Avenue. See the flyer by clicking here.

Back Bay Walkway: Mayor Gilich and a host of partners Tuesday cut the ribbon on the city’s new Back Bay Walkway along a .4-mile stretch of the Bayview Avenue waterfront. To see a photo album, click here.

City Council: The Biloxi City Council met Tuesday at City Hall, and a recording of the meeting can be viewed by clicking here. Recordings air on BTV daily at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., and 9 p.m. The council’s next meeting is set for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.