Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Double roundabout project to get underway next week

OXFORD — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is set to begin a double roundabout project at Old Taylor Road in Oxford. The project will construct a double roundabout at the Old Taylor Road and Highway 6 intersection. There will be one roundabout on either side of the Old Taylor Road Bridge over Highway 6. […] [...]

Crews begin work on I-55 reconstruction project

MADISON — Part of an Interstate 55 reconstruction project is underway in Central Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), in cooperation with the city of Madison, has temporarily closed the south end of Grandview Boulevard at the Madison Avenue intersection to align it with Cotton Hill Road. Work began this weekend and is expected […] [...]

Rolls-Royce testing jet engines nonstop at Stennis

by Lisa Monti Published: February 21,2014

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

Jet engine testing at the Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Testing Facility at Stennis Space Center has been going almost nonstop for months. The company cut the ceremonial ribbon last October on the second of its outdoor test stands, which represents a $50 million investment, and is filling the last of the 35 jobs that the […] [...]

Old roads, old money — T1 calls for repayment of funds to MDOT

by Wally Northway Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, public safety, transportation

At a press conference last week, Charlie Williams, president of the T1 Coalition, laid out his organization’s proposal for at least a short-term solution to the state’s lack of funding for road and bridge maintenance. T1’s plan does not involve new money. In fact, it’s the opposite —Williams and others who gathered at the Capital […] [...]

MDOT launches new ’511′ information service

JACKSON — Residents and travelers in Mississippi are now able to access weather-related road conditions, construction and other relevant travel information by dialing 511. In announcing 511’s deployment, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials said this service complements the agency’s existing traffic resources, MDOTtraffic.com and its mobile smartphone applications. It is Mississippi’s first voice-recognition travel […] [...]

General aviation has big impact across the state

Can you name the busiest airport in the state of Mississippi? The surprising answer is Olive Branch, and the reason is simple. “Location, location, location,” said manager David Taylor. “We’re 10 miles from Memphis International and 5 miles due south of FedEx world headquarters.” It is classified as a reliever airport for Memphis but that’s […] [...]

Silver Airways discontinuing Cleveland network, redeploying

by MBJ Staff Published: February 17,2014

Tags: air travel, airline, Silver Airways, transportation, travel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As part of its plan to strengthen operations, simplify its fleet, increase revenue, reduce costs, and better position the airline for future growth and new markets, Silver Airways plans to exit operations in its Cleveland, Ohio, network and retrain or redeploy its pilots, mechanics and airport team members to operate its […] [...]

Company moving boiler from Golden Triangle to Tennessee

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Motorists in North Mississippi might be delayed by a wide load that begins moving through the region this morning. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a wide load permit to Diamond Heavy Haul. Diamond will move a boiler along an approved route from West Point to the Tennessee State line. […] [...]

S.M.A.R.T. transportation system sees early demand

STARKVILLE — During the first three days of the 2014 spring semester, buses of the new Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit carried a total of 15,250 riders. S.M.A.R.T. is an expansion of an earlier shuttle system that primarily was focused on the MSU campus. The new service provides campus-to-city service from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. […] [...]

Senate committee approves transfer of Yellow Creek to state

IUKA — A U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation authored by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to authorize the transfer of property in Tishomingo County to help promote economic development in North Mississippi. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved S.212, a bill to approve the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka from […] [...]

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