Mississippi DOT

The State of Mississippi vests oversight of its transportation resources and operations in a three-member elected Mississippi Transportation Commission representing three geographic areas in the state as defined by the Supreme Court Districts: Northern, Central and Southern. The Commissioners represent the electorate and have the authority and responsibility for the supervision of all modes of transportation in the state dealing with aeronautics, highways, ports, public transit and railroads. In accordance with state law, the Commission is responsible for planning, developing and coordinating a comprehensive, balanced intermodal transportation policy for the state. The Commission membership appoints its Chairman. The Commission appoints an Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to carry out the day-to-day policies and procedures of the agency. The Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at its offices in Jackson; and at such sessions, the Commission may hear, continue and determine any and all matters coming before it. MDOT’s headquarters and the Central District Commission office are located in Jackson. The Northern District Commission office is located in Tupelo. The Southern District Commission office is located in Hattiesburg.