The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is working with local governments in Northwest Mississippi to potentially develop high-capacity transit service along the Interstate 69 corridor.

According to the Mississippi Business Journal, MDOT is holding public meetings to kick off an “18-month study to evaluate whether new high-capacity transit services (which include bus rapid transit, light rail, or commuter rail) should be introduced into the region.”

From The Commercial Appeal, Richard Allen, MDOT District 2 engineer stated that, “Northwest Mississippi has experienced tremendous growth over the past 20 years, and the purpose of this study is to work with local governments and make sure we are planning to meet future transportation needs in the area.”