Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

JMAA’s airport revenue bonds downgraded due to loss of Southwest

JACKSON — Fitch Ratings has downgraded the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority’s airport revenue bonds of approximately $39.4 million to “BBB+” from “A-.” The rating outlook remains “stable. “ The downgrade reflects concerns related to the pending loss of the airport’s second largest carrier, Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest, Fitch rated IDR “BBB” with a stable outlook), […] [...]

Ceremony to be held for expansion of SMART system

STARKVILLE — A ceremony is being held today for expanding the Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit system. The ceremony is being held at the Palmeiro Center on the Mississippi State campus. Mississippi State president Mark Keenum says in a news release that the new service represents an expansion of an earlier shuttle system that […] [...]

MDOT: I-269 project passes halfway point

BATESVILLE — Construction continues on schedule for the I-269 project in North Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). All phases of the project are under construction with several more than halfway complete. In October 2013, one section of the project, from SR 302 to the Tennessee state line in Marshall County was completed. […] [...]

Plane makes emergency landing in Jackson

JACKSON, Mississippi — A United Airlines flight from Chicago to New Orleans made an emergency landing at the Jackson-Evers International Airport Monday night after the plane developed a mechanical problem Bonnie Wilson, spokeswoman for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, says in a statement that United Flight 1263 landed about 9:30 p.m. She says there were […] [...]

Natchez Trace sees more visitors despite government shutdown

TUPELO — The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in recreational visits in 2013 despite the government shutdown, the National Park Service reports. More than 6.01 million people used and visited the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013, which is up from the 5.56 million people on the Parkway in 2012. This made the Natchez Trace […] [...]

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 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 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 […] [...]

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