Transportation

Don Ames
August 18, 2019 - 9:12 am
Federal investigators say the plane that WVUE Anchor Nancy Parker and New Orleans pilot Franklin Augustus were flying in appeared to have engine problems that Augustus radioed in about shortly before crashing Friday afternoon. The National Transportation Safety Board arrived in New Orleans Saturday...
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Thomas Perumean
August 16, 2019 - 8:03 am
A five car crash on Interstate-12 in Mandeville has taken the life of a 44-year old driver. It happened around 5:30 Thursday, eastbound near the LA-1088 interchange. Troopers determined that Brian Lee Sanford of Laurel, MS, driving a 2014 Ford F-150 in the left lane, collided with a Chevy pick up...
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Don Ames
July 27, 2019 - 12:48 pm
Louisiana’s new child safety seat law goes into effect August 1st, and national safety experts say the new regulations are the best in the country. State Police Lt. Nick Manale says the new laws reflect some of the best practices that safety experts have been pushing for years. “All the guidelines...
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Thomas Perumean
July 23, 2019 - 11:06 am
Tulane researchers wanted to know how well the lighted crosswalks along the nine Lafitte Greenway intersections were doing their job. What they found is the opposite. When a cyclist or pedestrian triggered the lights, most drivers failed to stop. A little less than half of the drivers stopped when...
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Don Ames
July 06, 2019 - 1:51 pm
State lawmakers have come up with rules of the road for companies to follow in order for their self-driving commercial vehicles to truck commerce across Louisiana. The new regulations have already been signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards and take effect Aug. 1, although significant use of the vehicles...
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Don Ames
June 29, 2019 - 9:54 am
Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill Friday, giving the state an additional 700-million dollars to spend on specific transportation projects. The money comes from the BP oil spill settlement, but Edwards says the legislation does not reduce funds for repairing the coast that was damaged by the...
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Don Ames
June 23, 2019 - 10:24 am
Governor John Bel Edwards spoke at the Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans this past week. During the address, Edwards highlighted that Louisiana needs the China trade deal resolved, and soon, in an effort to return to stability. “Both CNBC and Bloomberg separately issued analysis that...
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Chris Miller
June 20, 2019 - 5:20 pm
The New Orleans Pelicans continue to wheel and deal in the NBA Draft: The New Orleans Advocate cites ESPN on another trade , sending Solomon Hill and the fourth overall pick in the draft to the Atlanta Hawks. In exchange, the Pelicans get picks 8, 15, and 35 in the draft, and a "heavily protected"...
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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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