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Transportation in Mississippi

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation transport(MDOT) overviews the entire transportation network of the state and ensure safe and easy commuting of people and goods. The department of transportation provides safe and secure mobility and travel options for the residents of the state and provide for a transportation system and services that are well maintained, reliable and efficient. The department strives to achieve transportation excellence in the state and develops plans and programs relating to the system of highways, roads, bridges, railways and airways in Mississippi.

Contact Details
Mississippi Department of Transportation
401 North West Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Phone: 601-359-7001 Fax: 601-359-7834
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/portal/home.aspx

Road Transportation in Mississippi

The road transport in Mississippi comprises of highways, state routes, public transit and bicycle and pedestrian routes. The Mississippi transport department is committed to provide convenient, safe and reliable road transportation in the state and also to provide easy connectivity to various cities and states.

The interstate highways form an important part of inter-regional corridors in Mississippi. The Interstate Highways are maintained by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

Interstate 10: Connects Santa Monica, California, to Jacksonville, Florida

Interstate 20: Connects Kent, Texas, to Florence, South Carolina

Interstate 22: Connects Memphis, Tennessee, to Birmingham, Alabama

Interstate 55: Connects La Place, Louisiana, to Chicago, Illinois

Interstate 59: Connects Slidell, Louisiana, to Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Interstate 69: Connects Indianapolis, Indiana, to Port Huron, Michigan

Interstate 110: Connects Biloxi, Mississippi

Interstate 220: Connects Jackson to Ridgeland, Mississippi

Interstate 269: Connects Hernando, Mississippi, to Millington, Tennessee

The transport department has initiated and implemented several programs for the improvement of road transportation in the state. Some of the notable programs include:

Adopt-a – Highway

The Adopt-A-Highway program is aimed as a solution to the state’s highway litter problem. The program gives an opportunity to private and civic organizations to become involved in the preservation of the natural beauty of the state and to keep Mississippi roadsides clean.

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Mississippi Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

The goal of Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is to provide a safe inter modal transportation network for those that use bicycleour transportation system like bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists. The program advocates choosing bike or walking as a mode of transportation having many benefits.

Contact Details
Mississippi Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
P.O. Box 1850
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: 601.359.7685

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Scenic Byways

The Mississippi Scenic Byways Program is a grassroots effort designed to increase the focus on the history and intrinsic resources of Mississippi. The program aims at to identify roads, highways, and street corridors as scenic byways so as to enhance, preserve, and protect the intrinsic resources of the state for visitors and residents of the state.

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Strategic Highway Plan

The Mississippi Strategic Highway Plan aims at saving lives and reducing injuries by using partnerships to coordinate and integrate education, engineering, enforcement, and emergency response initiatives. The plan strives to advance the safety of Mississippi’s roadways Towards Zero Deaths.

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Strategic Highway Plan

Highway Safety Improvement Program

Bicycle safety

"Don't Trash Mississippi !"

Mississippi Operation Lifesaver

TRAC

Stormwater Management Plan

Local Technical Assistance Program

Value Engineering Program

Mississippi Public Transit

The Public Transit Division is responsible for the development and administration of general public and specialized transportation in the state. The program provides assistance to bus operators in providing connecting services between non-urbanized areas and larger regional or national bus routes. Funds are provided to construct bus related facilities.

Urban Transit Providers in Mississippi

Coast Transit Authority
333 Debuys Road
Gulfport, MS 39507
Phone: (228) 896-8080transit
Fax: (228) 896-8081
Email: kcoggin@coasttransit.com

City of Hattiesburg/Hub City Transit
1001 Tipton Street
Hattiesburg, MS 3940
Phone: 601-545-4670
Fax: 601-545-7507
E-mail: vnelms@hattiesburgms.com

City of Jackson/Jatran
200 South President Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601 960-1887
Fax: (601) 960-0864
Email: jandoh@city.jackson.ms.us

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Air Transportation in Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Transportation's air transport office promotes a system of airports for best possible air transportation in Mississippi. The department plans, constructs and maintains the transportation system in the most efficient and economical manner and is dedicated to the promotion of Mississippi Airports.

Listed below are notable airports in Mississippi

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Owned by the Gulfport–Biloxi Regional Airport Authority, the airport serves the Gulf Coast area. The airport is located at Gulfport, a city in Harrison County, Mississippi.

Airlines serving the airport include

American Eagle
Reservations: 1-800-433-7300

Delta Airlinesairways
Reservations: 1-800-221-1212

Sun Country Airlines
Reservations: 1-800-359-6786

United
Reservations: 1-888-674-4680

US Airways
Reservations: 1-800-428-4322

Contact Details
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
14035 - L Airport Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: 228-863-5951
Fax: 228-863-5953
Email: gpt@flygpt.com
Website: http://www.flygpt.com/

Jackson Municipal Airport

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority is committed to offer the highest quality air transportation for the city of Jackson and the entirety of central Mississippi. Airlines serving the airport include Delta, US Airways, United, American Airlines, United, US Airways.

Contact Details
Jackson Municipal Airport Authority
100 International Dr., Suite 300, Jackson, MS 39208
Phone: (601) 939-5631
Email: JMAA.info@jmaa.com
Website: http://jmaa.com/

Golden Triangle Regional Airport

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport serves Columbus, Starkville and West Point, MS and their surrounding communities. The airport provides the full spectrum of aviation services.

Contact Details

Golden Triangle Regional Airport
2080 Airport Road
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662/327-4422
Fax: 662/327-6687
Website: http://www.gtra.com/index.html

Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport

Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport is a public airport located in Jones County, Mississippi. The Hattiesburg-Laurel aviationRegional Airport serves a ten-county region. The Airport offers both commercial and general aviation services.

Contact Details
Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport
1002 Terminal DriveMoselle, MS 39459
Phone: (601) 545-3111, (601) 649-2444
Fax: (601) 545-3155
Website: http://www.flypib.com/

Meridian Regional Airport

Meridian Regional Airport is a public-use airport located at Key Field, Mississippi. It is mostly used for general aviation and military traffic.

Contact details
Meridian Airport Authority
2811A Airport Blvd. South
Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: 601.482.0364
Fax: 601.482.5899
Website: http://www.meridianairport.com/

Greenville Mid-Delta Airport

Greenville Mid-Delta Airport is a public-use airport in Washington County, Mississippi, United States. The airport is served by one commercial airline which is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

Contact Details
Greenville Mid-Delta Airport
166 5th Avenue
Greenville Mississippi 38703
Phone: (662) 334-3121
Website: http://greenvillems.org/citygovernment/airport/

Tupelo Regional Airport

Tupelo Regional Airport is a public use airport located in Tupelo, Mississippi. The airport is mostly used for general aviation.

Contact Details
Tupelo Regional Airport
2704 W Jackson St
Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: 662-841-6570
Fax: 662-841-6571
admin@flytupelo.com
Website: http://www.flytupelo.com/taa/

Rail Transportation in Mississippi

The Rail Division of Mississippi is responsible to ensure a safe, efficient and reliable rail transportation system in Mississippi. The rail division is responsible to focus on the development and safety of the rail transportation system of the state for freight and passenger service. The division makes a comprehensive program for capital improvement and strategic planning of the railways. The division strives to preserve and enhance the state's rail system and provide for rail transportation vital for continued economic development.

Railroads operating in Mississippi

Al Southern Railroad
Pittsburg, KS
Phone: 205-758-0441

Meridian Southern Railway
Syracuse, Ny
Phone: 601-735-5541

Columbus & Greenville Railroad
Greenwich, Cn
Phone: 800-748-7218

Meridian & Bigbee River Railroad
Greenwich, Cn
Phone: 601-693-4257

MS Central railroad
Peoria, IL
Phone: 662-252-1263

Mississippi Export Railroad
Moss Point
Phone: 228-475-8669

Mississippian Railway Coop
Itawamba Co
Phone: 662-256-3544

Gloster Southern Railroad
Salt Lake City, Ut
Phone: 870-364-9000

Golden Triangle Railroad
Boca Raton, FL
Phone: 662-329-9340

Luxapalila Valley Railroad
Greenwich, Cn
Phone: 800-748-7218

Port Bienville Railroad
Bay St Louis
Phone: 228-533-7788

Vicksburg Southern Railroad
Pittsburg, KS
Phone: 601-634-9500

Water Transportation in Mississippi

Water Transportation plays a major role in the transportation system of Mississippi. It serves the people as a mode of tourist transportation and a major mode for freight movement across the state. The Mississippi department of transportation's Ports & Waterways division is responsible for planning, promoting and supporting the ports by providing funding and technical assistance to ports. The Division also partners with other federal agencies in support of the waterborne freight industry in the state. Ports in Mississippi are:

Port of Pascagoula

Located in Jackson, Mississippi, the Port of Pascagoula is Mississippi’s largest port. The port ranks nationally in the Pascagoulatop 20 ports in foreign cargo volume.

Contact Details
Port of Pascagoula
PO Box 70
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Phone: 228-762-4041
Email: bwhite@portofpascagoula.com
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/pascagoula.html

Port of Gulfport

Located in Harrison, Mississippi, Port of Gulfport receives and ships general cargo and dry-bulk materials and supports a cluster of steel service industries.

Contact Details
Port of Gulfport
PO Box 40
Gulfport, MS 39502
Phone: 228-865-4300
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/gulfport.html

Port of Greenville

Port of Greenville is located in Greenville, Mississippi. The port handles a wide spectrum of cargoes twenty-four hours per day and supplies steel companies around the world by barge, truck and container.

Contact Details
Port of Greenville
2701 Harbor Front Road
Greenville, MS 38702-0446
Phone: 662-335-2683
Email: thart@tecinfo.com
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/greenville.html

Yellow Creek State Inland Port

Located in Tishomingo, Mississippi, Yellow Creek State Inland Port receives and ships general cargo and dry-bulk materials and supports a cluster of steel service industries.

Contact Details
Yellow Creek State Inland Port
43 County Road 370
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: 662-423-6088
Email: eugeneycp@crossroadsisp.com
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/yellow-creek.html

Port Itawamba
PO Box 577
Fulton MS 38843
Phone: 662-862-4571
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/itawamba.html

City of Aberdeen Port
125 West Commerce St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662-369-4165
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/aberdeen.html

Port of Amory
PO Drawer 457
Amory, MS 38821-0457
Phone: 662-256-5635
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/amory.html

Biloxi Port Division biloxi
693 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: 228-374-6600
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/biloxi.html

Port of Natchez-Adams
PO Box 925
Natchez, MS 39121-0925
Phone: 601-442-2561
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/natchez.html

Port of Claiborne County
PO Box 689
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: 601-437-5216
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/claiborne.html

Port of Vicksburg
PO Box 820363
Vicksburg, MS 39182
Phone: 601-631-0555
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/vicksburg.html

Lowndes County Port
PO Box 663
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662-242-2729
Website: http://mdot.ms.gov/ports/lowndes-county.html
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