Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job

A back injury that prevented Carl Newman from entering the Phoenix police academy four decades ago led Newman to pursue a career that has him slated to become CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority on Jan. 2. Newman, 59, will take over running Jackson’s Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and other Jackson Municipal Airport […] [...]

Uber now available in Jackson

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, Hinds County, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

JACKSON — The ride-hailing company Uber has launched service in Jackson. Uber Technologies Inc. provides a smartphone app that allows people to order rides in privately driven cars instead of taxis. Uber drivers use their personal cars and often do it for extra cash to supplement their income at other jobs. The company said it […] [...]

Houston Bush International executive is new Jackson airport chief

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: airport, JACKSON, Mississippi, transportation

The general manager of Houston’s Bush International Airport is the new CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority. Carl Newman is the first new airport chief in 24 years, replacing longtime CEO Dirk Vanderleest, who retire at the end of September. Newman comes to Jackson just two years after taking the general manager’s post at […] [...]

Bryant’s budget targets county, city road & bridge repairs

by Published: November 20,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, transportation

Gov. Phil Bryant’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget allocates $52 million to counties and cities for road and bridge maintenance, but leaves it to legislators to hash out an allocation for repairs on state roads and bridges. Bryant’s budget message proposes the $52 million as a follow-up to last year’s $32 million earmark for the Office […] [...]

Section of Highway 9 to be dedicated to teachers killed in bus wreck

ACKERMAN — A section of highway in north Mississippi will be dedicated Friday to honor two Ackerman teachers who were killed in a bus wreck in 2011. Mississippi Highway 9 from the Choctaw-Webster County line to the corporate limits of Ackerman will soon be known as the “Phyllis A. Graham-Steven B. Moss Memorial Highway.” The […] [...]

Highway 6’s bad bridges getting ‘short-term’ fix

by Published: November 10,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

Staff and Wire Reports Mississippi Department of Transportation crews have made temporary repairs to several Mississippi Highway 6 bridges between Batesville and Clarksdale. MDOT has raised posted weight limits on the bridges after replacing and constructing additional shoring of numerous timber pilings which support the bridge, the Associated Press reports. Commercial vehicles, such as empty […] [...]

MDOT making ‘short-term fix’ to bad bridges on Highway 6

BATESVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be raising the posted weight limits of several Highway 6 bridges between Batesville and Clarksdale. In order to raise the posted weight limits, MDOT bridge maintenance crews replaced and constructed additional shoring for numerous timber pilings which support the bridge. Raising the posted limits will allow […] [...]

Corps’ closing of river could impact grain exports

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Closing the Mississippi River to reinforce part of the bank at the height of a record harvest season could do serious damage to grain exports, says the Waterways Council Inc., a trade group for barge shipping. The Army Corps of Engineers is closing a three-mile stretch between Memphis and Greenville during the […] [...]

American Eagle flies out of Hattiesburg for first time

HATTIESBURG — An American Eagle 50-passenger jet left the Hattiesburg Laurel regional airport yesterday as the airline made its debut. American Eagle will connect Hattiesburg-Laurel and Meridian regional airports with its parent carrier’s Dallas-Fort Worth hub. It replaced Silver Airways as the area’s commercial carrier. “We’ve got service now that we believe is something that […] [...]

California firm sentenced for mishandling hazardous materials at Delta airport

GREENVILLE — Leading Edge Aviation Services Inc., a corporation headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Glen Davidson, in Aberdeen following a guilty plea to one felony count of treating, storing or disposing of hazardous waste without a permit at Leading Edge’s now shuttered Greenville facility. Leading Edge operated […] [...]

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