Mississippi State Port Authority and the KCS Railway Company

In Gulfport, MS, a TIGER grant of $20 million was provided for a public-private partnership between the Mississippi State Port Authority and the KCS Railway Company. Upgrades to the KCS Line include new rail and ties; improved and additional siding; installation of new switches and other modernization devices. These improvements will accommodate double-stacked containers, which cannot be efficiently and effectively moved over the existing rail line. The project will connect the Port of Gulfport to Chicago and Canada as well as to New Orleans and the East Coast, which will improve the economic competitiveness of the Port of Gulfport

Mississippi's Numbers
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Number of jobs created or saved by the Recovery Act:


Recover Act funds made available to support jobs:

$3.5 Billion

Recovery Act funds that have already been spent:

$2.1 Billion

Number of working families receiving tax relief that can be put to use immediately:

1.1 Million

Number of Recovery Act-backed small business loans :


Miles of highway improved across the state:


Number of clean energy projects :


Number of homes that will be weatherized :


Number of students getting Pell Grants to help pay college tuition:


Number of education jobs funded by the Recovery Act:



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