Transportation

“Get to Be” Bike Walk Summit

Transportation officials say more people are looking to move into communities where walking and biking is the standard. The “Get to Be” Bike-Walk Summit wheeled into the Biloxi Civic Center today as part of a three day event where Mississippi…

Officials Meet to Discuss Amtrak

Scheduling and safety are being cited as the top two tasks for laying the groundwork for Amtrak’s possible return to the Coast. Officials and local leaders from Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties gathered to discuss restoring passenger rail services on…

Campus Improvements on the Way to USM Gulf Park

Big changes to how USM Gulf Park students travel their campus by foot are on the way. Tuesday morning, MDOT and the Federal Highway Administration presented a $160,000 check to the school. It’s part of the Transportation Alternative Grant Program.…

Big Rig Truck Show is Back on the Coast

The Big Rig Truck Show is rolling on the Gulf Coast for the second year in a row. Show trucks from all around the Coast have made a pit stop at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center. The Big Rig Truck…

Amtrak Work Session in Biloxi

A series of work sessions along the Gulf Coast to discuss what it will take to bring back Amtrak continues today in Biloxi. The meeting, conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, included about 20 representatives from Amtrak, CSX, the Southern…

Proposal to use BP Funds to Improve State Roads

A proposal advancing at the capitol would use part of Mississippi’s oil spill settlement money to help pay for transportation improvements statewide. The plan came from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jeff Smith, a Columbus Republican. Gulf Coast representatives…

Amtrak Preparations

Local officials met today to iron out the details on tomorrow’s testing tour. Biloxi officials are calling their portion of the trip “The Biloxi Whistle Stop” where Amtrak and state leaders will be greeted by a Mardi Gras entourage. Amtrak…

Biloxi Rallies for Amtrak

While the Biloxi Shuckers already have a big fan base here on the Coast, they could have even more supporters should Amtrak start a new route through South Mississippi. One of the stops during tomorrow’s test run will be at…

Wicker Announces Group to Restore Train

Coast leaders are behind the return of Amtrak. Now, our state leaders are one step closer to making it a reality. Today, Senator Roger Wicker announced a concrete step to bringing the passenger rail service back. According to Wicker, a…

Coast Wide Amtrak Celebration set for Thursday

A number of Coast celebrations are on track to welcome Amtrak’s inspection train to South Mississippi this Thursday. News 25’s Kristen Durand shows us who is going to be on board and what this trip could mean for the long…

Amtrak Tour to Stop in Biloxi

The City of Biloxi wants to convince Amtrak to have a stop in Biloxi and in February, they’ll have that chance. Amtrak and the Southern Railway Commission have announced a tour of the railway between Jacksonville, Florida and New Orleans…

Local Kids Get a Lesson About School Bus Safety

Studies show school buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school, but the big yellow bus can only go so far, and that's where Buster the Bus rolls in.