Posts Tagged ‘railroad’

Port traffic increases with Genesis expansion

NATCHEZ — Genesis Energy expects to be handling as many as 36,500 rail cars annually at its terminal in Natchez by the end of the year. Genesis Energy president Steve Nathanson tells The Natchez Democrat that the company has expanded its customer base at the Natchez-Adams County Port terminal since starting operations. “We began handling […] [...]

City leaders mulling plan to reduce noise at rail crossings

by Associated Press Published: May 29,2013

Tags: city, city government, municipal, municipality, noise, noise pollution, rail, railroad, railroad crossing, railway, train

TUPELO — Authorities in Tupelo are looking into establishing “quiet zones” at railroad crossings. The plan would entail increasing security by installing crossing arms, and in some cases additional lights, at the crossings so engineers would not have to sound their horns as they move through the area. WTVA-TV reports the project, if approved by […] [...]

Commission, rail company disagree over bridge fees

by Associated Press Published: May 17,2013

Tags: bri9dge, bridge, commission, COST, fee, infrastructure, rail, railroad, railway, transportation

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg Bridge Commission and the Kansas City Southern Railway have been at odds for eight years on what the railroad will pay to run trains across the Mississippi River on the old U.S. Highway 80 bridge. In September 2005, the five-member commission adopted a per-car rate of $14 — more than triple […] [...]

Bond bill to fund studies for rail project

The bond bill Gov. Phil Bryant signed April 25 may help a rail project in East Mississippi. The $196 million bill has in it $1 million to support the East Mississippi Intermodal Rail Corridor, which would develop 56 miles of railroad that would offer continuous rail service along the state’s eastern border. It would connect […] [...]

City gets getting six-digit grants from MDOT for depot project

by Associated Press Published: May 1,2013

Tags: community development, farmers market, grantm state agency, railroad, railway, restoration, train, train depot

NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez’s plans to renovate the former railroad depot downtown have picked up a little steam. Mayor Butch Brown tells The Natchez Democrat the Mississippi Department of Transportation awarded the city $250,000 for the depot project and will award another $250,000 in the fall and $200,000-$250,000 next spring. The city is […] [...]

Railcar repair facility coming, bringing 40 new jobs

by Associated Press Published: April 4,2013

Tags: economic development, employee, employer, employment, job, maintenance, rail way, railcar, railroad, repair, train, work, worker

BROOKHAVEN — American Railcar Industries will locate a railcar repair facility in Brookhaven and bring in as many as 40 new jobs, according to a published report. The Daily Leader reports the formal announcement was coming today from Gov. Phil Bryant and company and local officials. The newspaper reports recent public notices say Brookhaven will […] [...]

Legislators comfortable with nearly $200M bond package

JACKSON — Top Mississippi lawmakers say they’ve agreed on a bond package of about $200 million for the coming year. Senate Finance Committee chairman Joey Fillingane says that includes about $96 million to be divided among the eight universities, including the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The package also has about $25 million for community […] [...]

Old depot to begin new life as shopping destination this week

GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport is trying to turn what was once a busy train depot into a shopping destination. The historic old train depot in downtown Gulfport stopped operating in the early 1950s. Since then, it has served as a temporary site for a restaurant and a museum. The city spent about half […] [...]

Aldermen award funds for renovation of railroad depot

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen has approved allocating $125,000 out of the city’s capital improvements fund to match grant funds it hopes to receive from the state to renovate the former railroad depot. The Natchez Democrat reports the vote of approval came at the request of community development director James Johnston. Johnston said […] [...]

Railroad outlines sustainability efforts in new report

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. has issued its fifth-annual corporate sustainability report, documenting progress on the railroad’s efforts to reduce its business impacts on the environment. The 2012 report can be found on Norfolk Southern’s environmental website, www.nssustainability.com. It highlights advances made in the five years since the company launched a sustainability program with […] [...]

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