Transportation

Chris Miller
WWL Newsroom
October 10, 2019 - 8:08 pm
For the second consecutive year, Louisiana ranks number two in the nation for infrastructure investment, according to Site Selection Magazine’s Global Groundwork Index. Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says the publication recognizes the state’s significant enhancements through recent...
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Thomas Perumean
October 10, 2019 - 5:49 am
It's one of 34 projects the City of New Orleans is looking to perform with a #230-million dollars in FEMA funds. The Breakwater Drive project will fix damage to the roadway along its entire length from North Roadway Street to its terminus. The rehabilitation of Breakwater Drive is more than just...
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Thomas Perumean
October 09, 2019 - 8:25 am
Road work is underway to improve a stretch of Marconi Drive and Orleans Avenue as the two one way streets run along the west side of City Park. The three million dollar project aims to repave the roadway. Other repairs include fixing broken sidewalks and driveways. The project will run the length...
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MSY
Thomas Perumean
October 03, 2019 - 8:29 am
Allegiant begins service today from New Orleans to Grand Rapids, Michigan. To celebrate, the company is offering round-trip fares on the new route as low as $53 each way. The new nonstop route will operate twice weekly. With the addition of this route, Allegiant will now serve seven cities from...
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Thomas Perumean
October 02, 2019 - 7:49 am
Louis Armstrong International Airport is going in the right direction: Up! The airport is among the fastest growing fields in the country, according to numbers released by the FAA. Figures for 2018 rank Armstrong in fifth place, and in pretty good company. MSY is lead only by Dallas, Austin,...
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Thomas Perumean
September 24, 2019 - 9:29 am
The familiar old Algiers Ferry is a New Orleans fixture, plying the Mississippi as it has done since the days before the Great Purchase. But delays and cancellation of service is becoming just as common. And the loss of the ferry service is starting to hurt west bank businesses who count those...
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Thomas Perumean
September 19, 2019 - 5:44 am
The numbers of people dying in automobile accidents is going down. However, the numbers of people dying from being hit by a car are on the rise. And the bad news is Louisiana is the fourth most deadly state for car-pedestrian deaths. "We have prioritized speed above all else. We have made it the...
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Don Ames
September 12, 2019 - 8:31 pm
Crews are expected to be at work in the coming weeks to begin construction on the $125.6 million flyover ramps from I-10 in Kenner to the new Armstrong International Airport. But, according to a report from WWL-TV, those crews should not be around as long as first expected. Louisiana DOTD Secretary...
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Chris Miller
Thomas Perumean
September 02, 2019 - 7:21 am
Blue Bikes, the bike sharing program sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, is adding electric bikes to their fleet. Next year all 700 pedal bikes will be replaced with bike described as electric-assisted. That means the electric motor will kick in after you pedal to get going. The new electric bikes...
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Associated Press
August 30, 2019 - 6:46 am
(AP) -- Federal funding has been awarded to Mississippi to support the return of passenger rail service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, the secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday. Mississippi is getting more than $21 million for infrastructure improvements, Elaine...
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