Transportation

January 05, 2019 - 9:25 am
(WWL.com) - Five Louisiana children from Marskville, Louisiana on their way to Disney World were among the seven killed in a fiery crash on I-75 in north Florida on Thursday. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Patrick Riordan says the five vehicle wreck started when a big rig and passenger car heading...
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January 05, 2019 - 7:47 am
PILOTTOWN, La. (AP) _ The Coast Guard says a ship loaded with coal that had run aground near the mouth of the Mississippi River has been moved and the river partially reopened. The news release says the Coast Guard has reopened the river at mile 3.5 near the community of Pilottown to vessels with a...
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Don Ames
December 30, 2018 - 9:50 am
Just in time for New Year's Eve parties in New Orleans, city officials have announced that the ride-hailing app, Uber has partnered with local 911 dispatchers for emergency calls placed within the app. New Orleans 911 dispatchers will now receive location data and vehicle information from...
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Chris Miller
December 20, 2018 - 7:07 am
A record number of people will be traveling for Christmas 2018 and New Year's according to AAA. About one third of the U.S. population is planning a trip. "Over 112 million people will be traveling for the holidays, on the roadways, in the airways, on cruise boats, trains, buses," said AAA...
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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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