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MDOT invests in Mississippi’s public transit system

The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) recently approved the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) awarding grants to multiple public transit authorities across the state for maintenance and improvement projects.

The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) recently approved the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) awarding grants to multiple public transit authorities across the state for maintenance and improvement projects. “Mississippi’s public transit system is the main source of transportation for many of our citizens,” said Transportation Commissioners Dick Hall, Tom King and Mike Tagert in a joint statement by the MTC. ...

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State has more than 200 weight-limited bridges

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI- Motorists hardly notice them, but posted bridges are a concern for commercial vehicles and can be a hindrance to economic development and a transportation safety issue. Posted bridges are not structurally deficient or obsolete. However, they have a limit to their weight-bearing capacity, and vehicles exceeding that limit can cause structural damage. While posted bridges are scattered across ...

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Craig Carter named assistant to Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall

Wiley “Craig” Carter has joined the Mississippi Department of Transportation as assistant to Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. In his 28 years in marketing and public relations, Carter has specialized in building relationships, designing marketing strategies and navigating the political arena. Prior to Carter’s position at MDOT, he owned Carter Consulting, a full-service, integrated marketing agency and was the ...

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Historically low river at Greenville likely to drop farther with Mo. River impoundment

In more normal years, Port of Greenville director Tommy Hart would have paid little attention to the Army Corps of Engineer’s slowdown of water from the Missouri River at its junction with the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis. But like the year before, 2012 has not been a normal one on the Mississippi. Given today’s circumstances, Hart is ...

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City wants MDOT to act on proposed road upgrades

OXFORD — City of Oxford officials want a meeting with state transportation officials to continue talks on local transit projects that appear to be in limbo. City officials contend the Mississippi Department of Transportation is delaying again the West Jackson Avenue and Mississippi 6 interchange upgrades as well as the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and new major thoroughfare on the ...

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Delta city getting first major airline

TUNICA — AirTran Airways will begin service in Tunica effective May 6. This will be the first scheduled air service from a major airline to the entertainment and gaming destination. The low-cost carrier will offer roundtrip, nonstop flights on the company’s Boeing 717 aircraft between Tunica Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “Tunica is one of the fastest-growing resort areas ...

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