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Mississippi awarded over $71M grant for Greenville Bypass

A Mississippi road project that’s been considered for more than two decades is one step closer to completion in the state’s Delta region. The Mississippi Department of Transportation said Tuesday that a $71.46 million grant has been awarded for the Greenville Bypass. The money comes from Infrastructure for Rebuilding America, a federal program. The project would connect about 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) ...

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$9M in highway contracts set from Mississippi lottery money

The Mississippi Transportation Commission says it has awarded nearly $9 million in pavement restoration contracts, using money generated by the state lottery that started selling tickets in November. By the end of April, the state had collected $47.2 million from the games, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation said Tuesday. The April collections were $9.7 million. For the first 10 years, the ...

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Mississippi Trucking Association presented Truckers Against Trafficking Champion Award

Truckers Against Trafficking Executive Director Kendis Paris recently presented The Mississippi Trucking Association with the 2020 TAT Champion Award in the Association category. The Truckers Against Trafficking Champion Award is given to recognize and honor the creative, innovative, generous and dedicated efforts of specific TAT partners whose actions have significantly furthered TAT’s work in engaging more members of the industries ...

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U.S. officials award $5.5M for Gulf Coast train service

Plans to restore passenger train service along the Gulf Coast are getting a big boost. Members of Congress from Mississippi announced Friday that the Federal Railroad Administration had awarded just under $5.5 million to support operating costs for the first three years of the Amtrak service. It stopped after Hurricane Katrina damaged tracks in 2005. “Restoring passenger rail service on ...

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Airbus says virus aviation crisis still at ‘early stage’

Airbus says the aviation industry’s unprecedented troubles are just beginning. The European manufacturing giant reported 481 million euros ($515 million) in losses in the first quarter, put thousands of workers on furlough and sought billions in loans to survive the coronavirus crisis. And its CEO said Wednesday it’s still at an “early stage.” Even after virus-related travel restrictions eventually ease, ...

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Mississippi airports receive nearly $35M in grants for economic disruption

Mississippi airports have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic as airlines have cut back flights in the wake of steeply declining demand The state’s Republican U.S. Senators, Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the award of $34,855,031 in grants to 73 Mississippi airfields experiencing “severe economic disruption because of the COVID-19 public health emergency.” The Federal Aviation Administration awards, made ...

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Golden Triangle airport expands

Cutting the ribbon recenty on Golden Triangle Regional Airport’s Terminal Expansion are (from left) Airport Authority Board Member Frank Chiles; Jonathan Byrum of Byrum Construction; Board Member Bobby Harper; Board Chairman Stephen James, Board Members Robin McCormick and Sonny Kelly; and Executive Director Mike Hainsey. (Courtesy of GTR Airport)

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Jackson airport responds to COVID-19 concerns

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority has sent out a press release in response to concerns about COVID-19. It reads as follows: In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is actively monitoring developments of any potential threats regarding the virus. JMAA’s top priority is the health and safety of all employees, passengers and stakeholders to ensure ...

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Mobile dims chances for Amtrak renewal on Gulf Coast

Leaders in Alabama’s port city of Mobile are dimming chances for reviving passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast. Member of the City Council’s finance committee withheld support for funding service through Alabama’s port city during a meeting Tuesday. Al.com reported the full council could vote on the issue next week. Amtrak hasn’t operated along the coast since Hurricane Katrina in ...

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Tupelo Regional Airport boardings reach 10,000 for third consecutive year

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Passenger boardings at Tupelo Regional Airport hit a record with Contour Airlines, with 1,624 in December. For the year, enplanements – the industry term used for passengers who have paid for their ticket – reached 15,753, a 22 percent increase from 2018. That figure doesn’t include charter flights, which would push the total ...

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