LINKING THE DELTA REGION WITH THE NATION AND THE WORLD

Based on a 1990 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) report, this article is an update on the progress made in the Lower Mississippi Delta region in the areas of transportation and employment. Findings of the original report were that job creation and employment were primary concerns. A total of 55 transportation-related recommendations were issued to address these concerns. In the last 5 years, much attention and funding have been dedicated to improving the general level of transportation, adding capacity to National Highway System routes, and improving connections to intermodal terminals. With transportation improvements, measurable economic progress in the form of job growth is apparent. The Delta region surpassed the rest of the nation on a percentage basis since 1990.

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  • Accession Number: 00720410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1996 12:00AM