Monday, November 6, 2017

Public notice of JMAA RFP

The Jackson Municipal Authority issued the following request for proposals for restroom improvements.


Anonymous said...

Thank goodness - I fly every week, and those restrooms are straight from a horror movie. Now, if they can only keep them clean and maintained...

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with the restrooms at the airport? I was there just last week and saw no problems with the facilities as they currently exist.

Anonymous said...

With parking rates $4.00 higher per day and flights $350.00 higher than those out of the New Orleans airport, who cares about the rest rooms?

Anonymous said...

Has a consultant fly in to help with some new equipment for my business was and they chose to fly into Birmingham and drive to locations in Meridian and Brandon to totally avoid the Jackson Airport... restrooms and all. Then decided to drive back to Birmingham to fly home to Florida.... as someone posted above, the $300+ higher tickets prices is the real problem!!

Anonymous said...

No kidding, @11:16. The restrooms are more than serviceable, and there are ever only one or two folks using the ones inside the terminal when I am.

Anonymous said...

Keep bitching, but the cost of the flights is not controlled, set, or in any way controlled by the Jackson airport. Flight costs are set by the airlines, based on the cost of service - which is higher in Jackson due to the few people who fly in and out of our airport.

Anonymous said...

Flying out of New Orleans (MSY), sometimes it is a huge difference in fares. I55 to I10 to I310 to Airline Hwy is a pretty smooth route and I found competitive covered parking across the street from the terminal with free shuttle, $5/day coupon

Anonymous said...

So for some reason the Airport is willing to pay more to have 30% minority contractors. We know it costs more, because if didn't cost more it wouldn't be required. The general contractors would do it to have to low price. And this helps who? You would think it would help minority contractors. I don't see evidence of this. I am working with three of them now. They range in age from around 60 years to around 70 years. All three are incompetent. I suppose they have spent their careers doing these projects that give preference to minorities. But if this was working properly, wouldn't contractors who are near the ends of their careers be somewhat competent? The reason they are on the projects I am working on is that same as the airport - the owner demands an certain number of minority contractors. How do I know they are incompetent? I have worked in commercial construction in this state for about 40 years and worked for some of the largest contractors in the state. I am a licensed engineer and had my own construction firm for several years. These guys are clueless, but they survive because of this reverse discrimination. Would't it be better if there were no set asides and they had to pull their own weight? Learn to be competent or go out of business? The tax payers, or airport users, or both, are paying extra to keeping these guys afloat and milking the system in the name of 'fairness'.

Anonymous said...

I have to fly out of the Medgar Evers airport almost weekly. It is a nightmare. The service is terrible and the pricing is astronomical.

While the airport does not control pricing of the airlines, they DO control who does business there. With the current “leadership” in place, NO airline in their right mind wants to open a gate here.

I once asked a TSA employee here when Jackson would get TSA pre-check. He replied he hoped it never did because that would be more
Work for him! Typical.

I’ve flow to many tiny airports in this country and the one here is the WORST. Yet, the City with Soul, who can’t even provide clean water it’s residents, insists on retaining control and run it into the ground, just like their zoo...

Anonymous said...


While I am not an engineer I was a licensed general contractor for 38 years. Everything you stated in your post is absolutely true. I won't name any names, but one of the worst minority contractors started as a dirt hauler. He joined up with Yates when Nissan was built and he has been on the gravy train ever since. He did all my excavation and dirt work for 15 plus years and was good at what he did and very dependable. After the Nissan sweetheart deal he became to "big" to do work for me. Through the years I've approached him several times to do sub-contract work for some of his jobs. He let me know in no uncertain terms that he would not do business with any "non-minority" owned businesses, and he wasn't referring to women owned businesses. I imagine you have had to deal with him as he has had several projects at JMAA.

Anonymous said...

Why would an airline sell tickets in Jackson if they know people are willing to spend 6+ hours on the road to go somewhere else? Y’all act like low fares in a tiny market with no economic expansion, coupled with consolidation in the airline industry, just come out of nowhere.

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