Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Louisiana firm to begin dredging Vicksburg Harbor next week

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District will begin dredging the Vicksburg Harbor on Nov. 3. The dredging project is scheduled to take 11 days. The dredging is an annual activity that ensures the navigation channel is clear from sediment buildup left by the natural flow of the Mississippi and rainfall […] [...]

MDOT uses variety of platforms to alert public to traveling conditions, accidents

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, technology, transportation

Along the state’s highway system there are closures and delays from time to time — an accident or construction has lanes of traffic blocked, a bridge needs maintenance, there’s a chemical spill, a flood or all manner of obstacles. A variety of the latest technology has become a useful tool for the Mississippi Department of […] [...]

Politics of paying for transportation: Hand wringing and a lot of talk

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: bridges, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

Giving further credence to the idea that to everything there is a season, a Mississippi legislator may find more job security driving a loaded-down tractor trailer over a crumbling bridge in the Delta than supporting a full fix for roads and bridges at the outset of the 2015 election season. Even beyond the 2015 elections, […] [...]

DOT okays SeaPort Airlines’ service between Greenville and Memphis

GREENVILLE — The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines to offer service between Greenville and Memphis, Tennessee. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the airline hopes to start flying by Thanksgiving. SeaPort replaces Silver Airways, which announced it was ending service to four Mississippi cities. It departed Greenville for the last time on Sept. […] [...]

RAEM launches study on wood pellet market’s impact on railroads

WAYNESBORO — The Rail Authority of East Mississippi (RAEM) has initiated a study to analyze the growing global wood pellet market and its financial impact on the construction of a new rail line connecting Waynesboro to Lucedale. RAEM’s previous economic studies demonstrated forest products will be the primary user of the new rail line, and […] [...]

Roadway slide repair forces closure of Highway 6

NETTLETON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is closing a section of state Highway 6 between Nettleton and Plantersville to repair a roadway slide. MDOT officials say the roadway will be closed in both directions starting tomorrow at 7 a.m. The roadway work is expected to be complete by Nov. 18. MDOT is telling motorists […] [...]

MDOT cutting more than 40 jobs in Right-of-Way Division

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is eliminating 44 jobs in its Right-of-Way Division. Jason Scott, spokesman for MDOT, says the workers in the Appraisals and Titles section of the Right-of-Way Division were notified this past week. He says workers will be employed with the DOT until January. MDOT officials say no other layoffs […] [...]

State’s bad bridges continue to raise concerns among officials

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mention highway safety and people have all sorts of ideas of what that means. To the Highway Patrol, it suggests expanding the ranks of state troopers. For the Mississippi Department of Transportation, it’s a well-maintained road system. For Mothers Against Drunk Driving, getting intoxicated drivers off the roads is the highest priority. […] [...]

Grant rejection grounds prospects for Jackson-Orlando service

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: airport, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

Federal transportation officials have dashed for the time being hopes for a restart of direct air service from Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport to Orlando, Florida. The U.S. Department of Transportation left Jackson off a recent list of winners of Small Community Air Service Development Program grants, according to Jackson Municipal Airport Authority spokesman […] [...]

Jackson’s airport raising fees, cutting budget to offset loss of Southwest revenue

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: airport, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

Both airlines and travelers began paying more Oct. 1 to use Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. Travelers and visitors must pay 50 cents a day more to park in all but the long-term lot. The garage rate has risen to a maximum of $15.50 a day and the surface rate to $13.50. Meanwhile, air […] [...]

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