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Rail Authority forges ahead in wake of grant rejection

The Rail Authority of East Mississippi has been eligible to receive money from the Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Fund since July 1. Lawmakers changed the law last session. Previously, only publicly owned short line railroads were eligible for money from the fund. The Authority’s first application for a $250,000 planning and design grant from the fund was rejected. The new law ...

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Legislation enabling rail authorities advances

Two bills remain alive that would amend the definition of a railroad to include railroad authorities for the purpose of making them eligible to receive money from the state-controlled Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Fund. House Bill 919 cleared the House March 16 and was referred to the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee, where it sat last week. Senate Bill 2829 cleared ...

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