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Moorman touts nation's railroads

BILOXI — Wick Moorman, CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation, called on the nation’s governors to consider railroads as “a vital part of the solution to our nation’s transportation crisis.” Addressing the National Governors Association held at Biloxi, Moorman said “railroads offer significant economic and environmental benefits while helping relieve highway congestion, which is fast becoming public enemy number one.” Moorman ...

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Airline traffic continues nosedive

WASHINGTON — The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in April 2009 declined by 5.6 percent from April 2008, dropping by 3.6 million to 59.5 million, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports. April was the 14th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year. BTS, in a release of preliminary data, reports ...

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Need a bridge?

GREENVILLE — In accordance with federal regulations, the U.S. 82 bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Greenville is being made available to the public for relocation, preservation and maintenance at a new location. The continuous steel through truss bridge was opened in 1940 and has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the Mississippi Department of ...

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City youth participating in program

PASCAGOULA — The City of Pascagoula is once again participating in the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Urban Youth Corp Program. The Urban Youth Corps Program is a youth employment and training service program, established to: offer meaningful full-time or productive summer work for individuals between the ages of 16 and 25, inclusive, in transportation-related settings; give the participants a mix ...

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Stimulus funding bridge replacement

PERRY COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon oversee reconstruction of the Dickey Creek Bridge on Highway 198 near Beaumont in Perry County. The $1.4-million project was awarded to Tanner Construction Company Inc of Ellisville. Crews are scheduled to begin the bridge replacement project this week, with initial clearing work. The project is scheduled for completion by ...

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Index hits historic lows

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.6 percent in May from its April level, declining for the third consecutive month to the lowest level in 12 years, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports. The May decline was the smallest of the three consecutive decreases. The May decrease was the ninth decline in the Freight TSI in the ...

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Sowell joins Pickering as intern

Uriah Sowell, EI, has joined Pickerings’ Jackson office as a transportation engineer intern. Sowell graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of science in civil engineering.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

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Traffic fatalities decrease sharply

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reports the number of overall traffic fatalities reported in 2008 hit their lowest level since 1961, and that fatalities in the first three months of 2009 continue to decrease. The fatality rate, which accounts for variables like fewer miles traveled, also reached the lowest level ever recorded.
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NAFTA numbers decrease again

WASHINGTON — Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 33.1 percent lower in April 2009 than in April 2008, dropping to $49.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). April was the fourth consecutive month with a yearly decline of greater than 27 percent. ...

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