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It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
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Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Emphasizes Need for Additional Investment
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT today announced Pennsylvania's first-ever Transportation Performance Report, a detailed rating of the state's efforts in safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability, with the results underscoring the need for additional transportation investment.
The report, a combined effort of the State Transportation Commission (STC), the State Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and PennDOT, reviews the system's status, performance within current resources, and opportunities for progress.
"This performance report shows that PennDOT has made great strides in traffic safety and modernizing its operations, but we still have significant needs that we can't address with the resources we have," said PennDOT Secretary and STC Chairman Barry J. Schoch. "I invite the public, our customers, to review the findings to see our progress and challenges in the system they use every day."
In the categories of system capacity enhancements, local bridge conditions, pavement reconstruction and transit infrastructure, the state's performance is rated as "low" due to limited resources and magnitude of need.
Many mobility areas are improving due to increased focus on traveler information, traffic signal modernization and freight movement. While measures like state bridge conditions and project delivery are also improving, additional resources are needed to keep pace with demands.
The state's performance in most highway safety focus areas, transit ridership, and accountability through initiatives like Next Generation are rated as "good."
The report was developed over three months and will be updated every two years. The 15-member STC includes the Transportation Secretary, 10 private citizens appointed by the governor, and the majority and minority chairs of the state Senate and House Transportation Committees. The TAC is a 30-member body that assists the state Transportation Secretary and STC.
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