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Land and Water Conservation Fund Program by 07-14-2021

The LWCF program provides 50/50 matching reimbursable grants for development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. Two types of projects are available for funding assistance.

  1. Combination Project: Acquisition of property and recreational development of same property
  2. Development Project: Recreational development of existing public property

Depending on appropriations each year the grant amounts vary but usually have a minimum grant award of ,000 and the maximum grant award of 0,000.

For additional information, please contact Mitzi Stubbs or Jay McCarthy at (601) 981-1511.

Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties by 07-14-2021

The Mississippi Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program (SMLPC) is designed for making grants to small municipalities and limited population counties or natural gas districts to finance projects to promote economic growth in the state.  Grants are available to municipalities with a population of 10,000 or less, and counties with a population of 30,000 or less.  Eligible projects financed with SMLPC must be publicly owned and address at least one of the priorities listed below.   

Priority #1:

Economic development-related improvements to include water, sewer, street and drainage improvements for the benefit of site development, industrial parks, business districts, tourism destinations, and projects that improve the competitiveness of a community.

Priority #2:

Downtown improvements to include: sidewalks, lighting, façade improvements, beautification improvements (waste receptacles, stop signs, street signs, landscaping, awnings, etc.), other downtown improvements as approved by MDA.

Priority #3:

Non-economic development related water, sewer, street and drainage improvements.

Priority #4:

Purchase, construction or rehabilitation of public buildings to include: town halls, libraries, police stations, fire stations, community centers, courthouses, other publicly owned buildings as approved by MDA.

The maximum grant amount is 0,000.  There is a 10% match requirement for a community with a population of 3,500 or less; and a 20% match requirement for communities with a population greater than 3,500.   The match does not have to be cash only. 

For additional information, please contact Mitzi Stubbs or Jay McCarthy at (601) 981-1511.

Transit Safety Performance Management by 05-21-2021

Federal regulations require covered Public Transportation Providers and State Departments of Transportation (DOT’s) to establish Safety Performance Targets to address the Safety Performance Measures identified in the National Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (49 CFR § 673.11(a)(3)). Additionally, once Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) receive the Transit Safety Performance Targets from the local Public Transportation Providers they are also required to establish Transit Safety Targets for the MPO Planning Area.

Public Transportation Providers, State DOTs and MPO are required to establish seven safety performance targets for the four safety performance measures. These seven targets must also be set for each “mode” a Public Transportation Provider is responsible for. The modes the Public Transportation Provider in the Jackson MPO planning area is responsible for include both fixed bus route and non-fixed bus route service. Therefore, seven targets will be established for each of these modes. The following are the targets that must be established:

Number of Fatalities:  The total number of reportable fatalities by mode.

Rate of Fatalities: The rate of reportable fatalities per total Vehicle Revenue Miles (VRM) (in 100 thousand VRM) by mode.

Number of Injuries: The total number of reportable injuries by mode.

Rate of Injuries:  The rate of reportable injuries per total Vehicle Revenue Miles (VRM) (in 100 thousand VRM) by mode.

Number of Safety Events: The total number of reportable safety events by mode.

Rate of Safety Events: The rate of reportable safety events per total Vehicle Revenue Miles (VRM) (in 100 thousand VRM) by mode.

System Reliability: Mean distance between major mechanical failures by mode.

When do MPOs establish Transit Safety Performance Targets?

The City of Jackson, which operates JATRAN, is the designated Public Transportation Provider in the Jackson MPO planning area and is responsible for developing a Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) which must include Safety Performance Targets. MPO’s must establish Transit Safety Targets specific to the MPO planning area within 180 days of receiving the targets from the Public Transportation Provider. When establishing Transit Safety Performance Targets, the MPO may support the Public Transportation Providers targets or establish its own targets for the metropolitan planning area. 

How are Transit Safety Performance Targets reported? Public Transportation Providers and State DOTs are required to update and report their Transit Safety Performance Targets to the Federal Transit Administration annually in their Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) report.  MPOs are not required to set new targets annually, but can choose to revisit their safety performance targets based on the schedule to prepare their system performance report that is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan. The Jackson MPO updates its Metropolitan Transportation Plan every five years.

Baseline Data

Performance Measure

Mode

Trend

5-yr Average

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Number of Fatalities

Fixed Bus Route

0

0

0

0

0

0

Non-Fixed Route Bus

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rate of Fatalities per 100,000 Total Vehicle Revenue Miles

Fixed Bus Route

0

0

0

0

0

0

Non-Fixed Route Bus

0

0

0

0

0

0

Number of Injuries

Fixed Bus Route

3

8

10

2

2

5

Non-Fixed Route Bus

0

5

7

4

2

4

Rate of Injuries per 100,000 Total Vehicle Revenue Miles

Fixed Bus Route

0.4

1.1

1.5

0.3

0.3

0.7

Non-Fixed Route Bus

0.0

1.8

2.1

1.1

.52

1.1

Number of Safety Events

Fixed Bus Route

4

8

13

2

2

5.8

Non-Fixed Route Bus

0

4

9

5

2

4.0

Rate of Safety Events per 100,000 Total Vehicle revenue Miles

Fixed Bus Route

0.5

1.1

2.0

.26

.27

0.8

Non-Fixed Route Bus

0.0

1.4

2.7

1.4

.52

1.2

Mean Distance Between Major Mechanical Failures

Fixed Bus Route

124,026

53,321

82,484

60,162

92,827

82,564

Non-Fixed Route Bus

332,338

39,415

84,697

59,298

76,990

118,548

2020-2025 Transit Safety Targets

Jackson MPO Transit Safety Performance Targets

Performance Measure

Mode

MPO 2025 Target

Number of Fatalities

Fixed Bus Route

0

Non-Fixed Route Bus

0

Rate of Fatalities per 100,000 Total Vehicle Revenue Miles

Fixed Bus Route

0

Non-Fixed Route Bus

0

Number of Injuries

Fixed Bus Route

5

Non-Fixed Route Bus

4

Rate of Injuries per 100,000 Total Vehicle Revenue Miles

Fixed Bus Route

0.7

Non-Fixed Route Bus

1.1

Number of Safety Events

Fixed Bus Route

5.8

Non-Fixed Route Bus

4.0

Rate of Safety Events per 100,000 Total Vehicle Revenue Miles

Fixed Bus Route

0.8

Non-Fixed Route Bus

1.2

Mean Distance Between Major Mechanical Failures

Fixed Bus Route

78,491

Non-Fixed Route Bus

73,662

Resources
Resolution Establishing the Jackson MPO’s Transit Safety Performance Targets

District Staff Completes Safety Analysis Report by 04-06-2021

District staff recently completed development of the 2015-2019 Safety Analysis Report for the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) planning area. Crash data analyzed by District staff was obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and from data provided to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MDPS) covering a five-year planning period. The intent of the report is to provide a snapshot of the crash trends affecting users of the transportation system in the Jackson MPO’s planning area. The report not only looks at crash trends for the planning area as a whole, but also includes a breakdown of the crash trends impacting each of the three (3) counties included in the planning area.

Crash statistics contained in the report include: total amount of crashes, total fatalities resulting from automobile crashes, total serious injuries resulting from a crash, and also the total amount of non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries resulting from a crash. Additionally, the report includes a breakdown of various behavior related crash information, most common crash types, and the time of day with the highest percentage of crash occurrences.

The 2015-2019 Safety Analysis Report can be found here.

ConnectJXN: The City of Jackson’s Next Comprehensive Plan by 04-06-2021

The CMPDD Planners continue to develop a new Comprehensive Plan for the City of Jackson. The Plan has been branded ConnectJXN and will replace FABRIC, which was adopted in the early 2000s. ConnectJXN will visit the City’s past, present, and future as it relates to planning through a study of historic plans, current development patterns and uses, and establish a visual guide for the City’s collective vision. Public engagement through focus group meetings, online and in person surveys, and open community input is key to the development of ConnectJXN. Input received will influence the creation of Guiding Principles, which will serve as the City’s stated vision for its future. ConnectJXN will feature land use categories that will rely less on dimensions, density, and use. The focus will be more on development characteristics such as street layout and distance from the City’s core. The revised land use categories will be more development, and specifically, redevelopment friendly.

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