Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Department of Transportation’

Silver Airways discontinuing service at four state airports

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Regional carrier Silver Airways is pulling out of four airports in Mississippi — Greenville, Hattiesburg, Meridian and Tupelo — and Muscle Shoals, Ala. Silver began providing connections service to those areas in October 2012, stepping into the void when Delta Air Lines announced in 2011 that it intended to drop 24 routes […] [...]

Silver Airways service woes impacting air travel numbers

TUPELO — Commercial air service is no longer a convenient or reliable option for many in Tupelo. And the numbers reflect it. Last year, enplanements — the airline industry’s term for boardings — in Tupelo reached 5,661, a 31 percent drop from a year earlier and the lowest total in at least 28 years at […] [...]

Federal safety regulators shut down bus companies

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Federal bus safety regulators announced that they have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe carriers. Affected companies in Mississippi are Carbo Limo of Oxford, LLC, and CC Rider Coach. Here is a state-by-state list of 49 companies that were shut down by the […] [...]

Ribbon to be cut on new multi-use transportation center

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Natchez Regional Transit Center. The ceremony will be held Nov. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. on the corner of Wood Avenue and North Shields Lane in Natchez. MDOT partnered with Federal Transit Administration and the city of Natchez to […] [...]

Port lands $14M grant from USDOT for improvements

PASCAGOULA — Officials at the Port of Pascagoula say a $14-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be part of a $44-million improvement project that will create a more efficient rail connection into the port The Mississippi Press reports that the $14- million federal “TIGER” grant will be combined with $10 million from […] [...]

Sequester could ground commercial air services statewide

Air travelers accustomed to catching Silver Airways flights out of Hattiesburg, Meridian, Greenville and Tupelo may soon have to rethink their travel plans. As with a series of other disruptions occurring at airports large and small around the country, the culprit is the federal budget sequester, an onslaught of across-the-board cuts brought about by the […] [...]

Mesaba ordered to continue service

by Associated Press Published: February 9,2010

Tags: air travel, transportation, travel, U.S. Department of Transportation

TUPELO — The U.S. Department of Transportation has directed Mesaba Airlines to continue air service in Tupelo through at least March 15, or until replacement service begins. The USDOT is weighing options for federally subsidized air service in the city, including the number of flights. Mesaba is a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. Last July, […] [...]

LaHood amends Toyota statement

by Associated Press Published: February 3,2010

Tags: automobile industry, product safety, Toyota, U.S. Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood advised Toyota owners to get their vehicles off the road immediately due to sticking gas pedals. Now, he says he misspoke. Instead, LaHood says take the vehicles to dealerships to get them repaired. LaHood told reporters it was “obviously a misstatement” when he told a House panel […] [...]

Airlines’ performance improves

by MBJ Newswires Published: September 14,2009

Tags: Air Travel Consumer Report, U.S. Department of Transportation

The nation’s largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past July that was higher than both the same month last year and the mark posted in June 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). According to information filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics […] [...]

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