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Byline: Jamie Hancock
Aug. 18--A new fleet of five "Neighborhood" buses will roll into various Chattanooga neighborhoods in September to help welfare recipients get to work or school.
The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority began the welfare-to-work transit program nine months ago. But on Thursday, CARTA unveiled a more compact fleet of buses displaying window banners, "Get on & Go!"
The clean-diesel, midsized fleet manufactured by Champion Bus Inc., in Imlay City, Mich., will accommodate up to 14 passengers, including two wheelchairs, per bus.
The buses were paid for with a $1 million federal- and state-funded "Access to …