Transportation

TSA finding more guns at checkpoints
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Thomas Perumean
January 16, 2020 - 7:30 am
The Transportation Security Agency found nearly 4,500 guns at checkpoints in 2019. That amounts to over 85-guns a week. And it is a 5% increase over numbers from 2018. A total of 89% of the weapons seized were loaded and more than a third had a round chambered. The Times-Picayune/New Orleans...
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Parking Restrictions start Saturday
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Thomas Perumean
January 10, 2020 - 1:31 pm
Parking restrictions around the French Quarter and Superdome start Saturday in hopes of keeping traffic moving and pedestrians safe. French Quarter: NOPD and LSP will be screening vehicles trying to get into the French Quarter. Starting Saturday night and extending through Monday the area bordered...
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Associated Press
January 08, 2020 - 7:13 am
(AP) — Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. Changed flight plans were expected to inconvenience as many as 15,000 passengers per day, lengthen flight times by an average of 30...
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plane crash
Thomas Perumean
January 08, 2020 - 6:20 am
The twin-engine Piper turbo prop that crashed in a neighborhood in Lafayette, killing five of the six onboard including Saints and WDSU Sports Reporter Carley McCord, was airborne less than minute. The initial report states the plane took off and climbed to 925 feet in 30-seconds. The craft was...
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Woman narrowly escapes death as SUV is hit by train
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Associated Press
December 30, 2019 - 11:07 am
(AP) — City leaders in Mobile, Alabama, are preparing to decide a key issue in restoring passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast. Council members are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to commit as much as $3 million over three years to operate Amtrak trains through the city...
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Bike Sharing Upgrades
Chris Miller
Associated Press
December 23, 2019 - 5:55 am
(AP) — Upgrades are on the horizon for New Orleans' public bicycle system. The bike-sharing system will switch form pedal bicycles to electric bicycles that can go as fast as 20 mph in a major upgrade next month. The Blue Bikes rental system is also increasing the number of bikes on the streets...
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Coronavirus reporting protocols in place at PortNOLA
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Thomas Perumean
December 23, 2019 - 5:47 am
“We’re very excited about what we have to do to stay abreast in this market and keep growing,” PortNOLA Chief Commercial Officer Robert Landry announcing the project. Big money, big project, lots of jobs. The Port of New Orleans will vastly rebuild the Nashville Avenue Wharf into a full-fledged...
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Stop, Pay Toll: next 30 years
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Thomas Perumean
December 19, 2019 - 6:14 am
Residents of Plaquemines Parish will pay $839,000,000 over 30-years to pay for a new bridge to replace the outdated bridge and tunnel combination. According to the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate the head of the DOTD says when finished in 2024 drivers will start off paying a 25-cent toll, over...
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Bad accident at bottom of Highrise
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Thomas Perumean
December 18, 2019 - 7:43 am
An overturned school bus at the bottom of the Highrise bridge coming into downtown has snarled the morning commute. Nine children on their way to James M. Singleton Charter School were hospitalized after the bus overturned. Those children have all been transported to emergency rooms for treatment...
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Algiers Ferry returns to service
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Thomas Perumean
December 15, 2019 - 1:21 pm
The Algiers Point Ferry will resume service today with the charter boat, Margaret Lab. For Sun only, ferry service will run every 30 mins (:00 & :30). Regular ferry service will begin Mon at 6 am. For schedule & fare info, visit https://t.co/MYFFrHyT2H . @CityOfNOLA @mayorcantrell pic...
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