Tag Archives: Transportation

JACKSON JILTED —Southwest Airlines pulling up stakes and leaving Mississippi

December 5, 2013

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Central Mississippi’s airline travel choices sustained a severe blow Thursday with an announcement by Southwest Airlines that it will cease flight service at Jackson-Medgar Evers International on June 7. Company spokesman Brad Hawkins said years of charting passenger counts at Jackson’s airport led to a conclusion the service was no longer financially worthwhile. “We saw […]

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Black tells road builders ‘Congress must act’

December 2, 2013

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During the ongoing debate over adequate funding for road and bridge maintenance here in Mississippi, the state’s road builders have pointed to other states and their success in addressing funding shortfalls. The Mississippi Road Builders Association has been asking — if they can do it, why not the Magnolia State? At its Membership Luncheon held […]

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Folks line up to rent an historic bridge

November 25, 2013

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It is rather an unusual business proposition. In the market for a bridge? Why not rent one? People in Columbus may soon have the chance. City property manager and Trotter Convention Center director Frank Goodman tells The Commercial Dispatch that he has already received calls from people interested in holding wedding receptions on the historic […]

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Need a pedicab? Head to Oxford

November 21, 2013

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Ever seen those pedal-powered rickshaws in Asia and wondered what it would be like to ride in one? Well, don’t update your passport — you will soon have the chance to grab one in Oxford. Oxford aldermen have amended the city’s taxi cab ordinance to allow pedicabs, also known as cycle rickshaws, which transport passengers […]

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MDOT warning of possible traffic snarls from wide-load move

November 5, 2013

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If you’re traveling South Mississippi highways over the next several days, you might want to leave a little early. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a wide load permit to James Machine Works. The company is moving 12 wide loads along a designated route from Natchez to the Chevron plant in Pascagoula. Each […]

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Cleveland has a new runway — time to party!

October 8, 2013

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A Delta city has enhanced its airport, and it is throwing a party — as well it should. The Cleveland Municipal Airport recently completed construction of a new runway, and will host a Runway Grand Opening Air Show to celebrate. The event will be held Oct. 17, and according to The Bolivar Commercial will include […]

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Now they’re stealing buses in the Capital City

October 2, 2013

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It’s not uncommon to hear the city of Jackson called to as “Jacktown” in reference to its volume of auto thefts. Now, the Capital City thieves have raised the bar — they stole a city bus. According to a report from the Clarion-Ledger, the Jatran bus was taken last night from the bus yard on […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Bastian Schaefer: A 3D-printed jumbo jet?

July 29, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world’s, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that’s full of light and space — and built up from generative parts in a […]

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New road opens at state’s largest research park

June 20, 2013

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STARKVILLE,Mississippi — A new roadway is now open in the state’s largest research park, and its completion sets the stage for expansion, according to Mississippi State University officials. The new four-lane Technology Blvd. connects with U.S. 182 via Verner Hurt Blvd. just west of the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Troop G district office, and provides an […]

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Jackson has some of the lowest gas prices in the nation

June 10, 2013

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According to a fuel price map on GasBuddy.com, the city of Jackson and surrounding Hinds County has some of the lowest gas prices in the nation. The USA National Gas Price Heat Map has most of Mississippi in the light green to dark green range with an average gas price of $3.09-3.22 per gallon. Other […]

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