Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Natchez Trace sees drop in visitors in August; year-to-date numbers flat

TUPELO — The number of visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway so far this year is essentially flat compared to 2013, and the Trace saw a significant decrease last month. Superintendent Mary Risser said, “This year, 496,436 people used the Parkway in August, compared to 533,555 who were counted in 2013.” In 2013, the Trace […] [...]

TRI-Mississippi project receives $17.8M TIGER VI grant

  SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — A total of $17.8 million in federal transportation funding has been awarded for a collaborative initiative to support job growth by improving roadways in three Southwest Mississippi counties. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $17.8-million TIGER VI grant application submitted by Claiborne County, along with Franklin and Jefferson counties […] [...]

Port Authority sets ‘conservative’ budget of $12.9M

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County Port Authority commissioners have set a of $12.9 million budget for the Port of Pascagoula for the coming year. Port Director Mark McAndrews tells The Mississippi Press that the spending plan, adopted this week, is conservative. He says port revenues are relatively flat. Fiscal 2015 begins Oct. 1 for local governments. […] [...]

Old Taylor Road work makes it easier to get to Ole Miss football games

OXFORD — Ole Miss football fans who will be visiting Oxford this week for the first time since the spring will notice a significant difference in Old Taylor Road, a major entrance to the University of Mississippi campus. The Old Taylor Road interchange off Mississippi Highway 6 underwent a major transformation this spring, aimed at […] [...]

Retailers’ concerns mount over expired longshoremen’s contract

WASHINGTON — Retailers concerned by the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract will continue to bring merchandise into the country at above-average levels this month but volume will drop from the record set in August, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “The […] [...]

Rachel Westerfield named director of Hydraulics Division at MDOT

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, transportation

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has appointed Rachel Westerfield to the position of director of the newly created Hydraulics Division. Westerfield was the state hydraulics engineer for MDOT’s Bridge Division prior to her appointment as the Hydraulics Division director. Westerfield has worked at MDOT since 2003 and is a graduate of Mississippi State University […] [...]

Southern Airways expands service from Jackson/Madison

OLIVE BRANCH — Southern Airways has added three new cities to be served from Jackson (Madison), and an upgrade of its Destin, Florida, service from seasonal to year-round. “We are very pleased to be adding new Jackson service to three additional cities: Memphis, Oxford and Atlanta,” said Stan Little, Southern’s chairman and CEO. “All Southern […] [...]

REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: automobiles, Business, Chip Chudy, Mississippi, transportation

The husband-and-wife team of Chip and Wendy Chudy are living the American dream. They have parlayed their love for automobiles and the art of the deal into Motorcars of Jackson, offering fine, pre-owned vehicles that have found buyers all over the nation and the world. Now, the couple is looking to launch a new chapter […] [...]

Corps’ work on Steele Bayou project to affect drivers and anglers

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is scheduled to begin work Sept. 1 on the Steele Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge. The Corps reports the work is necessary to repair a scour hole that has developed downstream of the bridge. Traffic will […] [...]

Nissan promotes Greg Gibb and Pam Confer

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mississippi, Nissan, transportation

Nissan has promoted Greg Gibb to senior director, manufacturing operations at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. Gibb joined Nissan in 1996 and has held positions with increasing responsibilities at all three of Nissan’s U.S. manufacturing facilities — Decherd, Tennessee, Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton. Gibb moves to the position after having served as plant manager, body/stamping.  […] [...]

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