MDOT: Central District Multimodal Grants Announced

Below is a press release from the Mississippi Department of Transportation:

The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently announced approximately $3.8 million in funding for multimodal transportation projects throughout the Central District.

The Commission authorized the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to provide grants to regional and municipal airports, ports, railroads and mass transit systems throughout Mississippi.

“We transportation commissioners support all modes of our transportation system. Today is a great example in that we are providing grants through our multi-modal program,” said Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons. “These funds will be used to improve our transit services for seniors, people with disabilities and the broader workforce, and to provide economic stimulus to our airports and ports.

Funding for these multimodal grants comes from the Multimodal Transportation Improvement Fund. Money from this fund is allocated specifically to support multimodal grants each year. Grant applications, which include project details and requested funds, are reviewed and approved by a multimodal committee specific to each distinct mode of transportation.

Three ports received funding.

·Port of Greenville, $500,000 – purchase and rebuild of a clamshell bucket.

·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 – Potable Water System Upgrades (Phase 3B).

·John Bell Williams Airport, $221,350 – paving the access road to the company hangar.

·Key Field, $137,207 – matching grant funds to acquire electrical ground support equipment.

Eleven public transit received funding:

·Bolivar County Council on Aging, Inc., $180,255 – bus and insurance.

Central Mississippi, Inc., $18,000 – auto insurance

·City of Jackson (JATRAN), $480,000 – fuel and operating expenses for its transit system.

·Claiborne County Human Resource Agency, $82,227 – bus and insurance.

· Copiah County Human Resources Agency, $16,000 – auto insurance.

·Hinds County Human Resources Agency, $47,007 – bus and insurance.

·Madison County Citizen Services Agency, $41,451 – bus and insurance.

·Mississippi Band of Choctaw Transit, $12,032 – vehicle transmission overhauls, vehicle air conditioning overhauls and insurance.

·NRoute Transit Commission, $38,000 – buses and insurance.

·Philadelphia Transit, $46,510 – bus, transmission overhauls, air conditioning overhauls and insurance.

·South-Central Community Action Agency, $36,127 – bus and insurance.

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