Transportation

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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Thomas Perumean
August 28, 2019 - 6:47 am
The future of rubber-tired transportation is coming, and Louisiana is signalling the trucking industry it will be ready for their arrival. August first a new law went into effect establishing authority over the operation of driverless trucks in the state. HR455 puts the responsibility over the...
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WWL Newsroom
August 24, 2019 - 12:36 pm
A highway system study by the libertarian Reason Foundation ranks Louisiana’s highways 34th in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition. The middle of the road ranking results from near bottom rankings in overall road and bridge quality, but high rankings for low state road spending...
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Thomas Perumean
August 22, 2019 - 8:41 am
A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line. The line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, Mississippi. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the opening of the...
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