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TRANSPORTATION TODAY: Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers introduce legislation supporting transit in smaller communities

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U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Greg Stanton (D-AZ), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) announced Tuesday that they had introduced legislation to increase funding for transit systems in small communities. The Small Community Transit Improvement Act, H.R. 2306, would increase the apportionment for the Small Transit Intensive Cities Program (STIC) from 2 percent to 3 percent to urban ar...

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER: LOCAL AIRPORTS PART OF $24.3 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO STATE

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U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), with U.S. Representatives Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) and Michael Guest (R-Miss.), on Wednesday announced the award of $24.3 million in grants to make improvements at 26 Mississippi airfields. The U.S. Department of Transportation on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the Airport Improvement Program grants. ...

WTOK: Mississippi airports to share in $24.3 million in federal funding

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Members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday the award of $24.3 million in grants to make improvements at 26 Mississippi airfields. The U.S. Department of Transportation on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration awarded the Airport Improvement Program grants. The FAA grants totaling $24,296,891 will support the following Mississippi airport improvement projects: •Ke...

WJTV: Mississippi airports awarded more than $24M in grants

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On Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers announced $24.3 million in grants has been awarded to make improvements at 26 Mississippi airfields. The U.S. Department of Transportation on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the Airport Improvement Program grants. “Improving aviation infrastructure promotes safety, improves efficiency, and facilitates better transportation for people and goo...

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Palazzo Announce $3.22M to Construct Keesler Visitor Center

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and U.S. Representative Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today announced U.S. Air Force approval of $3.22 million to fund the construction of a 4,036-square-foot visitor center at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. “As a premier military installation and one of the largest employers in the area, Keesler Air Force Base se...

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, & Palazzo Announce $5.39M Award to Improve Rail Crossings in Downtown Hattiesburg

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Congressman Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today announced the award of a $5,397,300 federal grant to the City of Hattiesburg to construct a new downtown route along Hall Avenue that would include a bridge over the Canadian National north-south rail line. In addition to other safety improvements, the project would also ...

Congressman Palazzo Votes for Eight Funding Bills, Highlighting Benefits for Mississippians Included in First Appropriations Package

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today applauded the passage of an appropriations minibus for the 2020 fiscal year that funds key priorities relevant to Mississippi. The package will provide major funding opportunities for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Agriculture, Rural Development and Food and Drug Administration; Energy and Water Development; Interior and En...

Palazzo Applauds Grant for Bobby Chain Municipal Airport

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today applauded a $2,134,424 grant for the Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport to make improvements to the airport. The grant for the airport will be invested in upgrades to the airport's apron.The U.S. Department of Transportation, on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will award the supplemental airport improvement grant. “This fu...

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Palazzo, & Guest Announce $33.1 Million for Mississippi Road Improvements

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Representatives Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and Michael Guest, R-Miss., today announced the award of $33.1 million in federal grant funding for road improvements in Gulfport and Starkville. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) a $20.46 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant t...

Palazzo Announces $1.4M Grant for the City of Hattiesburg to Repair Timberton Park

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today announced a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the city of Hattiesburg to be used for repairs to the Timberton Park that was damaged during intense storms in 2017. These funds were made available under the authority of Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act. "I am glad to see that the Hattiesburg com...