mississippi

Government, Business

Mississippi’s I-20 Bridge Project On Track Despite Weather

Mississippi DOT’s I-20 bridge replacement project Drone image of Mississippi DOT's I-20 bridge replacement project. (Mississippi Department of Transportation)

Mississippi Department of Transportation crews are pressing on with work to replace a bridge carrying Interstate 20 through the state capital.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2021
Government

Mississippi Transportation Commission Issues Funding for Port Improvements

Port of Greenville, Miss. The Port of Greenville received $400,000 in multimodal funding from the Mississippi Transportation Commission. (Port of Greenville, Miss., via YouTube)

The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded approximately $768,000 in multimodal funding to enhance port operations in the western part of the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi DOT Cautions Drivers About Log Trucks

Logging truck Mississippi Department of Transportation via YouTube

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has issued a notice reminding drivers to stay alert for log trucks, especially as people on the road adjust to the end of daylight saving time.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi Transportation Commission Issues 18 Contract Awards

Welcome to Mississippi sign A sign welcomes motorists to Mississippi along U.S. Route 61. (Tiago Fernandez/Getty Images)

The Mississippi Transportation Commission has awarded contracts for 18 infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi DOT Starts Work on Highway Construction Project

Mississippi DOT The existing state Route 76. (Mississippi Department of Transportation)

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently began a construction project to extend state Route 76 as part of a regional highway development effort.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Convenes ‘Extraordinary Session’ on Infrastructure Funding

Infrastructure Funding I-55 South near Jackson, Miss. (formalaone/Flickr)

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently called for a special legislative session to discuss infrastructure funding solutions.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2018
Business, Safety

FedEx Freight’s Scott Osborne Takes Home Mississippi’s Grand Champion Prize

Grand Champion honors at Mississippi’s annual truck driving championships April 27-28 went to FedEx Freight’s Scott Osborne, competing in the tanker class.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2018
Government, Business

Mississippi House Speaker Proposes Diversions, Tax Swap to Fund Infrastructure

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn Speaker Gunn, whose plan would divert money to transportation projects over the next several years. (Mississippi Legislature)

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn presented an infrastructure funding plan April 12 that would divert money to transportation projects over the next several years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018
Government, Logistics

Mississippi Senate Panel to Again Study State’s Transportation Woes

Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

The Mississippi Senate Transportation Committee has two days of hearings scheduled for Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 for members to again hear about the poor condition of the state’s transportation system.

Bobby Harrison | Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Tupelo, Miss.)
August 23, 2017
TCA

Fix for Mississippi’s Crumbling Transportation System Not Expected Soon

Matthew Nichols/Flickr

A comprehensive plan to deal with what many say is a deteriorating transportation system in Mississippi most likely will not be passed during the 2017 legislative session.

Bobby Harrison | Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Tupelo, Miss.)
February 23, 2017

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