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    ‘Stop. Trains Can’t.’ Campaign   ‘Stop. Trains Can’t.’ Campaign Sends Strong Message to Motorists at Railroad Crossings Posted by the Federal Railroad Administration About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. Last year, 232 people were fatally injured in rail crossing accidents. Watch the Public Awareness Ad for Stop. Trains Can’t HERE  That’s…

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    Biloxi eyes closing six crossings

    Monday, February 06, 2017 Biloxi eyes closing six crossings in order to build two Written by  Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor Biloxi, Miss., is considering the closure of six out of the city’s 29 crossings to accommodate road extensions and is working with CSX to identify the best options. “We share a commitment to safer rail…

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    Mississippi Developers Agree to Settle Housing Discrimination Lawsuit

    December 5, 2016 Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) The Justice Department announced today that the developers of six multi-family housing complexes in southern Mississippi have agreed to pay $350,000 to settle claims that they violated the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act by building apartment complexes that were inaccessible to persons…

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    View the video on our Facebook page: State lawmakers will get a $6.1 billion dollar budget to work with in the upcoming legislative session. They’ll also be working on ways to pay for fixing roads. One idea being floated around is a gas tax hike. Lawmakers haven’t developed a comprehensive statewide road plan since…

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    Seat Belt Use in U.S. Reaches Historic 90%

    WASHINGTON – Seat belt use in the United States has reached its highest level since the Federal government began regular national surveys in 1994, according to a study released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). “The best way folks can protect themselves in their cars is by wearing a…

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    USM breaks ground on new marine education and research facility

    USM breaks ground on new marine education and research facility Monday, November 14th 2016, 3:03 pm CST Monday, November 14th 2016, 6:31 pm CST By Steve Phillips, Reporter Gov. Phil Bryant joined leaders from Gulfport, USM, and the Port of Gulfport to break ground on the new USM Marine Science education and research facility. (Photo source:…

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    History of Mississippi’s Bridge System

    JACKSON, MISS.—On March 29, 2016, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) began its second century of service to the people of the state, 100 years after the Mississippi Legislature created the Mississippi State Highway Commission in 1916. MDOT is celebrating throughout the year while recognizing major milestones that shaped the state’s transportation history. Until 1940, the…

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    Road projects to expand capacity will end by 2019

    Tagert: Projects to expand highway capacity will end by 2019 BY ZACHARY OREN SMITH – The Mississippi Department of Transportation will be forced to end all projects aimed at expanding highway capacity after 2018, Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said at a Mississippi Today event Friday at Millsaps College. “After the year 2018, we will not have…

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    Teen Driver Safety Week

    Teen Driver Safety Week: What Teenagers and Parents Need to Know BY PHILLY MURTHA, OCTOBER 17, 2016 Nearly half of all teens are likely to be in a car crash before graduating from high school, and crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 19-year olds, according to the National Safety Council. Since…

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    Ban of Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes

    10/14/2016 – DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in…

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