Mississippi Transportation

Mississippi Transportation

Mississippi Transportation Guide

Mississippi is one of the most important states of United States of America. It is named after the river Mississippi. Jackson, Gulfport and Hattiesburg are the major cities of the state which attract maximum tourists. There are other towns and cities which are spread all across the state. The state has a decent population who believe in multi cultured society. The influence of Alabama on this state is considered to be substantial. The interests of the people in this state are mostly in music and food. You are not going to miss out on good food with a soothing country music playing in the background.

In this state transportation plays a major role in helping the civilians and the tourist travel around the state. With attractions spread all across the state it is very important to provide good transportation so that people can travel easily and safely.

Transportation of Mississippi

Transportation has been developing in Mississippi rapidly since the last 2 decades. The Government of the state has taken all measures to provide high class public transportation to its residents. This article gives you a proper guide of various transportations which are available in the state.

Road Transportation

Mississippi has some of the most important highways passing through its land. There are exactly 8 interstate highways which connect you to various destinations in the state and 14 US routes which connect you to the neighboring states of Mississippi. Travelling by road is very easy as the roads are well directed and directions are given clearly on the sideways. Even a stranger to these areas will not lose his way after entering this area. Road ways are still being developed for better travel experience in the state. They are also extending the roadways to the remote areas which are normally not travelled by many people.

Rail Transportation

Railways is the fastest mode of land transportation. The whole rail transport of Mississippi is divided into 2 types Passenger rails and freight rails. Passenger rails are the intercity railways which residents can take to travel to various parts of the state. Amtrak is the only passenger rail services which provide local transport services. There are presently only two routes in which you can travel that is the Crescent and the City of New Orleans.

Canadian Pacific and US Pacific are the only class 1 railroads which provide service to Mississippi. There are no other national level railroads which give this service in the state. There are several other local freight services which take cargo in the state. BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern Railway, CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway are some among them.

Water Transportation

As it has many rivers in the state, there is a necessity for having water transport in the state. Mississippi river has the heaviest traffic among all the rivers. As there are many cities which rest on the banks of Mississippi, ferries and other water transport run a lot on these waters. Apart from the rivers there are also many lakes which provide water transportation. Arkabutla Lake, Grenada Lake, Sardis Lake and Ross Barnett Lake are some of the heavily travelled lakes.

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Mississippi Department of Transportation Agency Overview
MDOT Jurisdiction Mississippi
MDOT Headquarters 401 N. West Street, Jackson, Mississippi
MDOT Agency Executives Larry L. "Butch" Brown, Executive Director
Melinda McGrath, Deputy Executive Director / Chief Engineer
Willie Huff, Director Office of Law Enforcement
MDOT Parent Agency Mississippi Transportation Commission
Mississippi Department of Transportation Website

List of Airports in Mississippi

City Served FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Columbus / West Point / Starkville GTR GTR KGTR Golden Triangle Regional Airport
Gulfport / Biloxi GPT GPT KGPT Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Hattiesburg / Laurel PIB PIB KPIB Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport
Jackson JAN JAN KJAN Jackson-Evers International Airport
Meridian MEI MEI KMEI Meridian Regional Airport (Key Field)
Tunica UTA UTM KUTA Tunica Municipal Airport
Tupelo TUP TUP KTUP Tupelo Regional Airport (C.D. Lemons Field)
Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports
Greenville GLH GLH KGLH Mid Delta Regional Airport
Reliever Airports
Olive Branch OLV OLV KOLV Olive Branch Airport
General Aviation Airports
Aberdeen / Amory M40     Monroe County Airport
Ackerman 9M4     Ackerman Choctaw County Airport
Batesville PMU   KPMU Panola County Airport
Bay Springs 00M     Thigpen Field
Bay St. Louis HSA   KHSA Stennis International Airport
Belmont 01M     Tishomingo County Airport
Belzoni 1M2     Belzoni Municipal Airport
Booneville / Baldwyn 8M1     Booneville/Baldwyn Airport
Brookhaven 1R7     Brookhaven-Lincoln County Airport
Carthage 08M     Carthage-Leake County Airport
Charleston 09M     Charleston Municipal Airport
Clarksdale CKM CKM KCKM Fletcher Field
Cleveland RNV   KRNV Cleveland Municipal Airport
Columbia 0R0     Columbia-Marion County Airport
Columbus UBS UBS KUBS Columbus-Lowndes County Airport
Corinth CRX CRX KCRX Roscoe Turner Airport
Crosby C71     Crosby Municipal Airport
Crystal Springs M11     Copiah County Airport
Drew M37     Ruleville-Drew Airport
Eupora 06M     Eupora Airport
Forest 2M4     G. V. Montgomery Airport
Fulton 11M     Fulton-Itawamba County Airport
Greenwood GWO GWO KGWO Greenwood-Leflore Airport
Grenada GNF   KGNF Grenada Municipal Airport
Hattiesburg HBG HBG KHBG Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
Hollandale 14M     Hollandale Municipal Airport
Holly Springs M41     Holly Springs-Marshall County Airport
Houston M44     Houston Municipal Airport
Indianola IDL   KIDL Indianola Municipal Airport
Iuka 15M     Iuka Airport
Jackson HKS HKS KHKS Hawkins Field
Kosciusko OSX OSX KOSX Kosciusko-Attala County Airport
Laurel LUL LUL KLUL Hesler-Noble Field
Lexington 19M     C. A. Moore Airport
Louisville LMS LMS KLMS Louisville Winston County Airport
Lumberton 4R1     I. H. Bass Jr. Memorial Airport
Macon 20M     Macon Municipal Airport
Madison MBO   KMBO Bruce Campbell Field
Magee 17M     Magee Municipal Airport
McComb MCB MCB KMCB McComb-Pike County Airport (John E. Lewis Field)
Natchez HEZ HEZ KHEZ Natchez-Adams County Airport (Hardy-Anders Field)
New Albany M72     New Albany-Union County Airport
Newton M23     James H. Easom Field
Okolona 5A4     Okolona Municipal Airport (Richard M. Stovall Field)
Oxford UOX UOX KUOX University-Oxford Airport
Pascagoula PQL PGL KPQL Trent Lott International Airport
Philadelphia MPE   KMPE Philadelphia Municipal Airport
Picayune MJD   KMJD Picayune Municipal Airport
Pittsboro 04M     Calhoun County Airport
Pontotoc 22M     Pontotoc County Airport
Poplarville M13     Poplarville-Pearl River County Airport
Prentiss M43     Prentiss-Jefferson Davis County Airport
Quitman 23M     Clarke County Airport
Raymond M16     John Bell Williams Airport
Richton M59     Richton-Perry County Airport
Ripley 25M     Ripley Airport
Starkville STF   KSTF George M. Bryan Airport
Tylertown T36     Paul Pittman Memorial Airport
Vicksburg VKS VKS KVKS Vicksburg Municipal Airport
Water Valley 33M     Water Valley Municipal Airport
Waynesboro 2R0     Waynesboro Municipal Airport
West Point M83     McCharen Field
Wiggins M24     Dean Griffin Memorial Airport
Winona 5A6     Winona-Montgomery County Airport
Yazoo City 87I     Yazoo County Airport
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Diamondhead 66Y     Diamondhead Airport
Hernando H75     Hernando Village Airpark
Marks MMS MMS KMMS Selfs Airport
Ocean Springs 5R2     Ocean Springs Airport
Starkville M51     Oktibbeha Airport
Tunica 30M     Tunica Airport
Other Military Airports
Biloxi BIX BIX KBIX Keesler Air Force Base
Camp Shelby SLJ   KSLJ Hagler AAF (Camp Shelby)
Columbus CBM CBM KCBM Columbus Air Force Base
Meridian NMM   KNMM NAS Meridian (McCain Field)
Meridian NJW   KNJW NOLF Joe Williams
Shuqualak 1MS8     Columbus AFB Auxiliary Field
Notable Private-Use Airports
Flowood MS90     Flowood Industrial Airport
Poplarville MS88     Oreck Airport
Rolling Fork 04MS     Nick's Flying Service Inc. Airport
Rolling Fork 5MS1 RFK   Rollang Field
Notable Former Airports
Pascagoula PGL     Jackson County Airport (closed)