Transportation

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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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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