Transportation

Try Transit Day

If you have ever thought about trying out Coast Transit Authority today may be your day. You get free rides today! CTA wanted to have this day to give people a chance to experience the Coast’s public transit system. This…

Passenger rail service back on track for the Coast

The project to bring Amtrak back to South Mississippi is back on track. This afternoon, representatives from the Southern Rail Commission told the Biloxi City Council the funds for the project are close to being secured. The near $50 million…

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES PROJECTS

The Mississippi Transportation Commission announced today funding for 163 emergency road and bridge repair fund projects that totals 250 million dollars. The approved projects will repair or replace 200 bridges including 99 that are currently closed and another 91 that…

Changes to CTA bus route 32

Last December the Coast Transit Authority and the City of Biloxi launched a new bus route on a trial basis. For six months, route 32 had continuous service from Pass and Popp’s Ferry roads to Motsie Road, east of Cedar…

Special session expected to begin August 23rd

Governor Phil Bryant will call lawmakers into a two day special-session to discuss a significant increase in spending on roads and bridges. Don’t worry, fuel taxes won’t be increasing. Governor Bryant, House Speaker Philip Gunn, and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves…

Restoring Gulf Coast passenger rail service

The Southern Rail Commission hosted a press conference this afternoon at the Gulfport Train Depot to announce results from a study analyzing the economic benefits of introducing a passenger rail service to the Mississippi Coast. Southern Rail Commission has been…

Transportation funding for the Gulf Coast

Mississippi lawmakers deadlocked in 2018 over efforts to increase spending on roads and bridges. Over the past few years there have been many failed plans by MDOT to fix highways and roads in South Mississippi. In April, Mississippi officials ordered…

Golf cart use on public streets in Ocean Springs

Golf carts are not just being used on the course anymore. Yesterday, Ocean Springs City Council approved an ordinance allowing the operation of golf carts on public streets within city limits starting May 31st. Golf carts may be operated only…

Passenger rail services on the Coast

Senator Roger Wicker questioned two nominees for the Surface Transportation Board about their commitment to improving on-time passenger rail service in the United States and other rail transport concerns. Wicker’s first question highlighted concerns raised by Amtrak President and CEO…

Mississippi transportation funding

Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves wants to borrow and divert existing revenue to provide more money for roads and bridges over the next six years. Today, Lt. Gov. Reeves unveiled Senate Bill 3046 which he says will increase infrastructure spending…

Statewide transportation funding

The Mississippi House has a new proposal to help pay for roads and bridges. The Ways and Means Committee passed House Bill 722 Wednesday to set aside a portion of what the state collects each year from the “use tax.”…

New bus route in Biloxi

Those who live along or have a business on Popp’s Ferry Road will have a new mode of transportation starting today when the Coast Transit Authority and the City of Biloxi launch a new bus route. The new route will…

Biloxi City Council to expand CTA routes

Residents at the Santa Maria Del Mar Retirement Home are just a few of the many Biloxi residents requesting additional routes with the Coast Transit Authority. Tonight those plans were made for a new route which will run through Virginia…

Bicycle, pedestrian and trails master plan

Jackson County cities are working together to transform the county into a safe bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. This week, the public is encouraged to attend one of the five input meetings aimed to help develop a bicycle, pedestrian and…

Mississippi transportation maintenance plan

Mississippi residents could vote on a state lawmaker’s plan that would raise taxes and fees to pay for renovations to roads and bridges. On Monday, Mississippi Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall announced the bill Republican State Senator Dean Kirby…

Southern Connect Conference

The 2017 Southern Connect SAC Conference is taking over Harrison County for the next two days. The conference revolves around a regional effort to improve transit safety, accessibility, and connectivity in South Mississippi. This morning there was a presentation on…

Underfunded Transportation System Crisis

The state’s transportation system isn’t being kept up because it’s underfunded, leaving state roads and bridges crumbling. This is according to MDOT's Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King in a Hattiesburg press conference today. He stresses it’s going to take…

Local Ministry Provides Transit for Elderly

Finding transportation is something most of us likely take for granted, but can be a difficult task for the elderly. One local ministry is beginning a service aimed at helping the elderly get from one place to another a little…

Dept. Of Transportation Reaches Deal Alabama

U.S. Department of Transportation officials say they have reached an agreement with Alabama after determining that black residents were disproportionately hurt by the state's closure of rural driver's license offices. The state in 2015 shuttered 31 part-time offices. The closures…

Kayak Dock at Ocean Springs Harbor

A project that’s been in the works for years has finally been completed at the Ocean Springs Harbor. As part of the ongoing construction and improvement of the area, a floating kayak dock, which is accessible to the handicapped, has…