Transportation

December 06, 2018 - 8:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is receiving $25 million in federal transportation money to make improvements on Interstate 12 near the site of a four-person fatality earlier this year. U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy announced the financing Thursday. The Advocate reports that the money...
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December 01, 2018 - 1:31 pm
(WWL.com) - A Koch Brothers-backed conservative advocacy group will begin airing anti-gas tax ads on social media and at gas station video screens across the state this weekend ahead of next year's legislative session that may include a push to raise the tax to pay for road projects. Americans for...
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December 01, 2018 - 7:44 am
(WWL.com) - Good news for the thousands of motorists who use the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish. The bridge was closed last month for repairs after a barge hit the structure, but after testing and inspections, it will be partially reopened Saturday. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett said this...
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November 29, 2018 - 3:35 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's transportation department says it expects to partially reopen a damaged Mississippi River bridge on Saturday, nearly two months after it was shuttered and repairs began. The Department of Transportation and Development says one lane of the Sunshine Bridge in...
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November 08, 2018 - 5:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard has begun a formal investigation of the crash that closed a Louisiana bridge over the Mississippi River. A news release Thursday said the agency will identify unsafe conditions which may have contributed to the accident and ways to prevent similar occurrences. The...
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Chris Miller
October 19, 2018 - 4:28 pm
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials say the contractor hired to make repairs to the Sunshine Bridge over the Mississippi River will be on site this weekend. Coastal Bridge will begin building a platform to help them access the portion of the bridge that was damaged...
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A unity urn with cremated ashes of Adam Jackson and Abigail Jackson is set in place as friends and family prepare for a funeral mass at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam, N.Y., for eight of the 20 people killed in last Saturday's fatal limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
October 14, 2018 - 3:37 am
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners at a funeral for four sisters and their family members killed in a New York limousine crash were assured Saturday that their loved ones can still see their tears and feel their heartache. On a damp, chilly day, hundreds of people packed the pews of an old brick...
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October 10, 2018 - 7:22 pm
AMITE, La. (AP) — A truck driver has been killed in a crash involving an Amtrak train in Louisiana. A press release from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says the accident happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday at a railway crossing on Louisiana Highway 51. Details have not been released. The train...
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Chris Miller
October 05, 2018 - 12:23 pm
City of New Orleans officials have decided to halt plans to legalize "dockless" electric scooter rentals. Dockless means that instead of leaving a scooter at a pre-determined drop point, renters would just leave them wherever, and a self-locking mechanism would deter would-be scooter thieves. A...
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September 01, 2018 - 2:24 pm
(WWL.com) - Louisiana recently announced an additional 80-million in federal transportation dollars, but Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says the days of the state getting extra money from the feds for road improvements might stop. Wilson says the state budget has become so tight, it will be...
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