Quick Links to Programs & Activities

Events and Activities


Contact GRPC for more information on upcoming events:

 contactus@grpc.com or 228-864-1167


  • 8/5         MDOT/FHWA led TIP Development Meeting
  • 8/26       Safety Series: Pavement Management Systems
  • 8/27       Gulf Regional Planning Commission Board Meeting
  • 8/28      Cancelled   TCC Meeting   Cancelled
  • 9/15       Child Safety Week, 20th is Nat'l Car Seat Check Day
  • 9/24       Gulf Regional Planning Commission Board Meeting
  • 9/25       Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) Meeting
  • 10/5       Drive Safe to Work Week
  • 10/9       Walk to School Day
  • 10/19     School bus and teen driver safety week
  • 10/29     Get To B Series: 2-day Intersection Safety workshop 
  • 12/11     MPO Annual Meeting—Joint Committee Event




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Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS

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Last Update: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:15:19 CDT

Transportation News

Every 51 minutes in this country, another person is killed by a drunk driver. Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, friends, loved ones. It's an unceasing procession of deaths, every single one of them preventable.

Starting today and running through Labor Day, law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. More than 10,000 police departments and law enforcement agencies across the country will join the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

If you drive drunk, they will find you. They will arrest you. You will be prosecuted, and there will be serious and costly consequences for having risked others' lives.

You can read more on the Fast Lane blog.

 Infographic depicting $195 billion annual costs of drunk driving crashes

Local History

Did you know that Popps Ferry was the major mode of transportation for people, livestock and vehicles across the Biloxi Back Bay until the early 1900's?

The ferry began its operation in the early 1800's and remained a private enterprise until Harrison County took over its management in 1916. the roadwy and surrounding neighborhood remain named after the last ferry landing owner, John F. Popp (1835-1918.) 

Source: http://biloxihistoricalsociety.org


Mississippi State Quick Facts

Of the 582 Mississippi traffic fatalities recorded in 2012

  • · 407 of them happened in rural areas (~70%)
  • · 64 involved drivers under age 21 (~11%)
  • · 39 resulted in a motorcyclist death (~7%)
  • · 95 were speeding related fatalities (~16%)
  • · 179 were alcohol-impaired related (~31%)
  • · 48 of the fatalities were pedestrians (~8%)

*These facts were reported by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

Images by Dan Peters Photography

Images by Dan Peters Photography

Images by Dan Peters Photography

Images by Dan Peters Photography


Images by Dan Peters Photography