Hall bemoans lack of effort to fix highways, bridges

JACKSON – Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall donned a red “Make Mississippi roads great again” hat Monday as he talked about the state’s transportation needs and the Legislature’s unwillingness to tackle the issue.

Hall said some in the Legislature must think his multiple warnings that the state needs to spend significantly more on transportation are “lying words” because if they believed him they “would actually have to get off their butts and do something.”

Hall, who has been the Central District commissioner since 1999, spoke Monday to the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute of Government/capitol press corps luncheon.

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