States’ Transportation Revenues Hit By COVID-19: Mississippi Asphalt Company Says Long-Term Federal Funding A Must
Federal leaders are discussing and wrangling over federal infrastructure investment. But in places such as Mississippi, a lack of sustainable funding directly impacts businesses and communities facing ongoing transportation challenges.
While Americans Wait for Federal Action on Infrastructure, Communities Are Speaking Out About Transportation Setbacks
WATCH our video -- Gallup senior scientist Frank Newport, Ph.D., wrote that “every bit of polling evidence I have reviewed shows that Americans are extremely supportive of new government infrastructure legislation.”
Mississippi’s Worsening Roads & Closure of Local Bridges Are a Lesson for Prioritizing Infrastructure
Part Two of a Two-Part Series -- In Mississippi, the condition of aged local bridges has crystallized the need for regional and national infrastructure resources and dedicated funding, but it is also becoming a tale of two cities: lawmakers in a state capital in the Deep South struggling to improve a transportation network and the makers of federal infrastructure policy in Washington, D.C. ...
Crumbling Bridges in Mississippi: How Declining Infrastructure Has Rippling Effects
Part One of a Two-Part Series -- Aging bridges in Mississippi prove how much infrastructure is a bread-and-butter issue. More than half of the population lives in rural areas, and the state is among the poorest in the nation, having received between $2 and $3 for every dollar it sends to the federal government.