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The Central Mississippi Planning & Development District (CMPDD) is developing a Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Safety Action Plan to help prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries for all users including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit riders. The public is invited to participate in this planning initiative.… Read more.
In partnership with Accelerate MS, CMPDD’s South Central Mississippi Works grew its efforts to connect high school students with transformative, high-paying careers through the Career Coaching program. Career Coaches were deployed to 34 high schools in 16 school districts throughout the workforce area.
In September, the Central Mississippi Planning & Development District (CMPDD) started the comprehensive planning process to develop a Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Safety Action Plan for CMPDD’s seven-county region. Understanding and prioritizing the safety needs of people in Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo counties is the first step in delivering a plan that provides maximum benefit to the traveling public regardless of the method of travel.… Read more.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is charged with maintaining a 5-year plan that guides recreational development in the State of Mississippi, namely the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The SCORP is not focused solely on state owned facilities, but also city, county, and federally owned parks and recreational facilities.… Read more.
CMPDD’s Southcentral Mississippi Works and Holmes Community College have partnered with Nissan to prepare workers for their newly planned electrical vehicle (EV) line in Canton, MS. The 2,000 existing employees will need to be retrained and upskilled to meet the new, state-of-the-art production processes.… Read more.
In June the Central MS Planning and Development District (CMPDD) released a request for proposals seeking assistance from engineers or other qualified firms to partner with CMPDD in developing a Regional Comprehensive Transportation Safety Action Plan. CMPDD was a recipient of U.S.… Read more.
On May 10th, $2.9 million in Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding was awarded to six projects in the Jackson Metro Area by the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) through CMPDD’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The TA program is a federal-aid transportation program that provides funding through the MPO to local municipalities and counties within the MPO Planning Area for transportation alternative improvements.… Read more.
CMPDD is Accepting Grant Applications for $3 million available through the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Transportation Alternatives
On November 9th CMPDD announced the availability of $3 million in Federal Transportation Alternatives (TA) program funds for transportation improvements in the metropolitan area which includes portions of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties.
Project applications for TA funding must be received by the CMPDD by January 27, 2023.… Read more.
In August, the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) approved the 2023-2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and the 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement
The TIP is a multi-year listing of transportation projects within the Jackson Metropolitan Area with a commitment of funding from a combination of federal, state, and/or local sources.… Read more.
The workforce division partnered with Nissan North America in Canton to offer a summer internship to current Community College students.… Read more.