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  • Commute Times Drop in South Mississippi

    September 22, 2014 This may be hard to believe while sitting in traffic, but Coast residents’ work commute is getting shorter. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, drivers in all three of the southernmost counties are spending less time getting to work, with drivers in Hancock County enjoying the biggest reduction. The average commute for Hancock…

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  • 2015 Freight in the Southeast Conference

    We were pleased to welcome participants at the 2015 Freight in the Southeast Conference on March 16 – 19. This conference promotes regional awareness for improving freight transportation. Mississippi Department of Transportation has been agreed to be this year’s host, and welcomes everyone to Biloxi, March 16-19, 2015. The conference is open to anyone with…

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  • MDOT hosting series of community meetings on coast

    BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) – Mississippi Department of Transportation officials are asking for the public’s input on what they want from the public transportation system in our state. Nancy Issacson is an avid bike rider, but the lack of designated bike paths on the roadways has been one of her concerns. “I teach at…

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  • Coast leaders say its best to do transportation improvement planning together

    HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – by Danielle Thomas Since most roads don’t end at the city limits, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization says neither should plans for improving traffic flow. Leaders from Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock counties met to get an update on transportation improvement projects. They said making it easier for drivers…

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  • State ranks 10th nationally in deficient bridges

    Secretary Foxx: Mississippi’s Road Problems “Break My Heart”

    Deborah Barfield Berry – 11:23pm CST November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently recalled that on a visit to Mississippi earlier this year he saw bridges so dilapidated that school bus drivers had to go miles out of their way to drop off students. “It breaks my heart because places like Mississippi, Alabama…

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