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MDOT announces $10.8M in grants for transportation projects

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The Mississippi Transportation Commission has awarded over $10.8 million in grants for multimodal transportation projects across the state.

With the commission’s approval, the Mississippi Department of Transportation announced the regional and municipal airports, ports, railroads, and public transit systems that will receive the grants.

Here’s the total list of where the funding will be distributed:

Northern District

Two ports received funding:

  • Lowndes Co. Port, $327,188 – barge loading hopper purchase and rehabilitation.
  • Yellow Creek Port, $460,300 – barge loading equipment.

Six airports received funding:

  • Booneville-Baldwyn Airport, $272,250 – fuel system improvements.
  • George M. Bryan Field, $188,432 – south hangar ramp expansion, renovation, and related.
  • Golden Triangle Regional Airport, $154,526 – aircraft parking ramp construction and rehabilitation.
  • Monroe County Airport $171,406, – agriculture aircraft operations apron.
  • Panola County Airport, $412,040 – 100’x 150’ hangar construction.
  • Tunica Municipal Airport, $245,243 – av-gas self-serve.

Five public transits received funding:

  • Aaron Henry Community Health Services, $101,690 – buses and insurance.
  • Mississippi Valley State University Mass Transit, $39,782 – bus, and insurance.
  • Northeast Mississippi Community Services, $84,000 – vehicle insurance.
  • Oxford University Transit, $85,834 – vehicle insurance.
  • Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit – (SMART). $161,000 – buses and insurance.

Two railroads received funding:

  • Yellow Creek Port North Access Rail, $400,000 – construct rail spur for FerrouSouth to drop their scrap metal.
  • Mississippi Alabama Railroad Authority, $391,545 – repair damaged double 6’x 9’ box culvert and stabilize failed slopes at mile post 540.

Central District

Three ports received funding:

  • Port of Greenville, $500,000 – clamshell bucket purchase and rebuild.
  • Port of Rosedale, $450,434 – port road rehabilitation.
  • Warren County Port, $772,809 – warehouse addition.

Four airports received funding:

  • Cleveland Municipal Airport, $325,000 – north ramp hangar project.
  • Greenville Mid-Delta Regional Airport, $471,688 – portable water system improvements (Phase 3B).
  • John Bell Williams Airport, $221,350 – pave corporate hangar access road.
  • Key Field, $137,207 – matching grant funds to acquire electric powered ground support equipment.

Eleven public transits received funding:

  • Bolivar County Council on Aging, Inc., $180,255 – buses and insurance.
  • Central Mississippi, Inc., $18,000 – vehicle insurance
  • City of Jackson (JATRAN), $480,000 – fueling and Operational Expenses for its transit system.
  • Claiborne County Human Resource Agency, $82,227 – buses and insurance.
  • Copiah County Human Resource Agency, $16,000 – vehicle insurance.
  • Hinds County Human Resource Agency, $47,007 – buses and insurance.
  • Madison County Citizens Services Agency, $41,451 – buses and insurance.
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Transit, $12,032 – vehicle transmission overhauls, vehicle A/C overhauls and insurance.
  • NRoute Transit Commission, $38,000 – bus and insurance.
  • Philadelphia Transit, $46,510 – buses, transmission overhauls, A/C overhauls and insurance.
  • South Central Community Action Agency, $36,127 – buses and insurance.

Southern District

Three ports received funding:

  • Port Bienville, $502,855 – barge fleeting area construction.
  • Port of Gulfport, $650,000 – east pier rail rehabilitation.
  • Port of Pascagoula, $694,560 – construct new timber fender system.

Two airports received funding:

  • Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, $387,172 – replace passenger terminal flooring.
  • Stennis International Airport $400,000 – construction of corporate aviation hangars.

Six public transits received funding:

  • Coast Transit Authority, $480,000 – operational expenses for its transit system.
  • Community Development Incorporated, $100,060 – buses and insurance.
  • D.J. Transit Inc., $64,127 – buses and insurance.
  • Five County Child Development Program Inc., $30,084 – bus and insurance.
  • Mount Zion Economic Community Center, Inc., $47,295 – buses and insurance.
  • Natchez Transit System, $61,880 – buses and insurance.

One railroad received funding:

  • Port Bienville Railroad, $400,000 – construct 1,160 feet of storage track with 115-pound rail at mile post 3.5.

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