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District Staff Completes Safety Analysis Report

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.… Read more.

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ConnectJXN: The City of Jackson’s Next Comprehensive Plan

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.… Read more.

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Stay Connected Project

Recently CMPDD received supplemental funding from Mississippi Department of Human Services/Division of Aging and Adult Services due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The purpose of this funding was to allow Mississippi Access to Care (MAC) Centers the opportunity to utilize assistive technology as a supplementary source of communication.… Read more.

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Shay Lipe Announces Retirement as Director of Finance

CMPDD’s Director of Finance, Ms. Shay Lipe, has announced her retirement after 31½ years of service to the District. Shay began her career with CMPDD on May 1, 1989 serving as Administrative Accountant for a major portion of her career. On July 1, 2010, Shay was promoted to Director of Finance where she served as an integral part of CMPDD’s management team.… Read more.

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District Sponsors Successful “Santa for Seniors” Holiday Project 30th Year Anniversary

Although the pandemic impacted the way we normally celebrate the holiday season, CMPDD Area on Aging staff successfully executed the 2020 Annual “Santa for Seniors Project”.  The Jackson Association of Health Underwriters (JAHU) and Home Instead Senior Care provided Christmas gifts to over 165 needy seniors in our seven-county area. … Read more.

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Long-Range Transportation Plan Completed

CMPDD completed work to develop the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan in late 2020.  The Plan was released for public comments in September and was adopted by the Metropolitan Planning Policy Committee on November 12, 2020. 

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is a long-range planning document that acts as a comprehensive blueprint to guide future transportation investments in the Jackson Urbanized region for the next 25 years.… Read more.

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CMPDD Releases The Proposed 2045 Long-Range Metropolitan Transportation Plan

After a two-year planning process, CMPDD is pleased to announce the release of the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) Proposed 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.  Metropolitan Planning Organizations, like the Jackson MPO, are required by Federal law to update their long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan at least every five years. … Read more.

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CMPDD’s Medicaid Waiver Program Update

The Elderly & Disabled Medicaid Waiver (E&D Waiver) is a statewide program designed to provide in-home assistance to qualified Medicaid beneficiaries. Beneficiaries must be 21 years of age or older. They must qualify by either SSI Medicaid or 300% of SSI Medicaid.… Read more.

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Medicare Open Enrollment Virtual Workshop

The District’s State Health Insurance Program hosted its first virtual Medicare Open Enrollment workshop on September 22, 2020. Eating well, exercising regularly, and selecting the right health care coverage are all a part of living a healthy lifestyle. Knowing the basics of how Medicare works can help seniors navigate through the various advantage plans and understand the programs traditional benefits and expenses.… Read more.

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CMPDD is accepting comments on the long-range 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

After a 2-year planning process, the Central MS Planning and Development District (CMPDD) is pleased to release the proposed 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan for public review and comment.  The comment period will remain open through November 2, 2020. 

The 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is a required planning document that reflects a comprehensive blueprint of the Jackson Urbanized Area’s transportation system needs over the next 25-years. … Read more.

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