The information below is from a news release from MDOT.
TUPELO, Miss. (Press Release) - Commissioner Mike Tagert has announced grant awards for multimodal projects in Mississippi’s Northern Transportation District.
The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) recently approved the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to award grants to regional and municipal airports, ports and public transit systems throughout north Mississippi.
“MDOT’s responsibilities include maintaining and improving the state’s highways and interstates, but also focuses on providing a safe intermodal transportation network for airports, ports and waterways, railroads and public transit,” Tagert said. “Each of these modes of transportation play a vital role in transporting people, goods and services that promote economic growth and development throughout Mississippi.”
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 funds requested, are reviewed and approved by a multimodal committee specific to each separate mode of transportation.
Grants were approved for the following regional and municipal airports in Northern Mississippi.
· $34,880 – Monroe County Airport, Aberdeen: Acquisition of an aircraft ground power unit.
· $73,369 – Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Columbus: Renovation of the rental car facility.
· $15,500 – Iuka Airport: Upgrade the fuel management system.
· $136,842 – New Albany-Union County Airport: Rehabilitate the county hangar.
· $14,251 – University-Oxford Airport: Finalize the aircraft fuel system upgrade.
· $17,183 – Tunica Municipal Airport: Expand the north apron at the Tunica Airport.
· $23,850 – McCharen Field Airport, West Point: Upgrade the self-service fuel terminal controls.
· $20,880 – Okolona Municipal Airport: Rehabilitate the access road and main apron.
Grants were approved for the following ports in Northern Mississippi.
· $95,000 – Yellow Creek Port, Iuka: Improve barge terminal access.
· $466,317 – Lowndes County Port: Extend rail at the west bank.
· $301,158 – Port of Itawamba, Fulton: Repair and installation of mooring dolphin.
Grants were approved for the public transit systems in Northern Mississippi.
· $64,298 – Aaron Henry Community Health Services Center, Clarksdale: Vehicle match: $9,298.00 for one 17-passenger non-ADA van and $55,000.00 for vehicle insurance.
· $56,052 – Oxford-University Transit: Vehicle insurance.
· $23,018 – Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit: Vehicle match: $23,018.00 for two 24/25 passenger ADA buses.
· $23,600 – Mississippi Valley State University Mass Transit: Vehicle insurance.
· $50,309 – Northeast Mississippi Community Services, Booneville: Vehicle match: $11,509.00 for one 24/25 ADA bus; and $38,800.00 for vehicle insurance.
· $28.405 – United Community Action Committee, Ashland: Vehicle match: $10,405.00 for one 17 passenger ADA bus; and $18,000 for vehicle insurance.
Grants were approved for the following railroads in Northern Mississippi.
· $307,838 – Itawamba Rail Authority, Fulton: Upgrade to 115 lbs. rail along 780 feet of track and replace 2,726 crossties.
· $319,902 – Mississippi Delta Railroad, Clarksdale: Upgrade to 115 lbs. rails from mile post 101.45.
· $266,805 – Mississippi Alabama Railroad Authority, Belmont: Replacement of crossties between mile posts 531 and 535.