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Construction on new harbor master office to begin tomorrow

OCEAN SPRINGS — Construction will begin tomorrow on the 3,000-square-foot office for the Ocean Springs harbor master and staff. It will replace the house that had been converted to an office and then destroyed by Katrina. Officials will hold a pile-driving ceremony on the site at 9 a.m. to kick off the rebuilding that is expected to take about a ...

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Import cargo volume expected to go up, then down

WASHINGTON — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 16 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago, but double-digit increases seen in recent months should taper offer this fall as retailers cautiously manage their inventories, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released yesterday by the National ...

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Officials hope multi-modal facility is completed this summer

BROOKHAVEN — Brookhaven officials are hoping for late summer opening its multi-modal transportation facility. Mayor Les Bumgarner told The Daily Leader that things keep popping up that keep it from being finished. He said the present ones involve the parking lot size and the length of the boarding area by the tracks. Bumgarner said the boarding area — now at ...

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AASHTO study: Prepare for more trucks

DES MOINES, Iowa — In 10 years, an additional 1.8 million trucks will be on the road; in 20 years, for every two trucks today, another one will be added. Already bottlenecks on major highways used by truckers every day are adding millions of dollars to the cost of food, goods, and manufacturing equipment for American consumers. As a result, ...

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Transportation index continues rise

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.4 percent in January from its Dec. 2009 level, rising after the index was unchanged in December, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported. BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reported that the Freight TSI index has risen 3.3 percent over the last eight months, ...

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Transportation Index rises again

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.7 percent in August from its July level, the second consecutive monthly increase, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports. According to BTS, the Freight TSI has now gone four consecutive months without a decline after dropping in nine of the previous 12 months. This is the first four month period ...

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