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Don Ames
June 13, 2019 - 8:37 pm
Officials with The National Transportation Safety Board say the company that operated a towboat that sank in a deadly 2018 accident near New Orleans failed to adequately check the qualifications of a pilot hired to guide the vessel. The NTSB released the report Thursday, saying that placing an "...
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Don Ames
June 12, 2019 - 7:15 am
All aboard! Gulf Coast rail service between New Orleans and Mobile is about to leave the station That highly anticipated service is now much closer to being a done deal, with some help from the federal government. "Congress has now put up over 30 million dollars. That'll be matched by almost an...
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Don Ames
June 11, 2019 - 10:09 am
Louisiana motorists are enjoying an unusual treat for June, with gas prices actually dropping. Even the the folks at Triple-A are somewhat surprised.. "We're looking at a statewide average in Louisiana right now of about $2.35 for a gallon of regular gas. That's almost 30 cents cheaper than we were...
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Don Ames
June 02, 2019 - 8:53 am
After years of trying, the state Senate has finally passed regulations for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, to expand the services' availability. In the past, similar measures have repeatedly failed in the Senate. The successful agreement is largely due to pressure from lawmakers in...
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David Blake
May 23, 2019 - 7:32 pm
Drivers headed southbound on the Causeway might be noticing areas where the guardrails are missing. But there's nothing to fear. It's just work in progress. Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou explained. "The southbound Causeway bridge got the new rails, they're being erected and we've got...
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April 14, 2019 - 2:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans could begin enforcing a new $300 fine for blocking bike lanes by the end of April. The city's Public Works director, Keith LaGrange Jr., says a campaign in the coming weeks will warn drivers about the new fines. In the meantime, parking enforcement officers are...
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Motorists roll south on 7th Avenue in Times Square, Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to use automated license plate readers to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan during times when crosstown traffic is at its worst.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 02, 2019 - 5:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut pollution and boost mass transit by charging motorists a hefty toll for the privilege of driving into its most crammed areas. So can it work? If the experience of other cities...
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March 21, 2019 - 7:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will borrow $185 million in April to finance highly sought roadwork across the state, ranging from the widening of Interstate 10 in the capital city to a new Interstate 20 access for Barksdale Air Force Base. The Bond Commission, a panel of statewide elected...
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March 20, 2019 - 11:51 am
(CBS News.com) — Facing an all-out crisis of confidence over the two 737 Max crashes and with the investigations pointing to a potential design flaw in the new airliner, Boeing’s commercial airplane division is reallocating engineering resources. The company installed a new VP of Engineering and...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2019, file photo people work in the flight deck of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group parked next to another MAX 8 also designated for TUI at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet in October. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
March 19, 2019 - 2:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet...
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