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Bond bill to fund studies for rail project

The bond bill Gov. Phil Bryant signed April 25 may help a rail project in East Mississippi. The $196 million bill has in it $1 million to support the East Mississippi Intermodal Rail Corridor, which would develop 56 miles of railroad that would offer continuous rail service along the state’s eastern border. It would connect to state ports along the ...

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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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