Transportation

Chris Miller
November 16, 2017 - 6:18 pm
A fire under the I-10 high rise bridge Wednesday night will keep lanes of the eastbound interstate closed into next week, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said today. "The eastbound right lane is the only travel lane open to vehicular traffic until completion of temporary...
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October 03, 2017 - 12:43 pm
(AP) _ A small jet with six people aboard went off the end of a runway at New Orleans' main airport. No injuries have been reported and commercial flights were not interrupted. A news release from Louis Armstrong International Airport says a Learjet 35 ran off the end of a runway and came to a stop...
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September 29, 2017 - 3:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City Councilmembers and officials from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) to celebrate the completion of the $19.5 million Wisner Bridge Reconstruction Project. Wisner Bridge is now open to vehicular traffic. “Through...
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September 08, 2017 - 4:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The head of Louisiana's transportation department says the state has seen a "significant and alarming increase" in crashes in an area where Interstate 10 is under construction. Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson said Friday that accidents...
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August 03, 2017 - 6:44 am
(WWL.com) The state Department of Transportation is discussing the possibility of widening Interstate 12 in the western part of St. Tammany Parish between Mandeville and Covington. Jennifer Branton with DOTD says there are two proposals in the works to add one lane to the east and westbound lanes...
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August 02, 2017 - 2:00 pm
(WWL.com) -- The author of the failed gasoline tax increase proposal says the state needs to look at other ways to repair the state’s decrepit roads and bridges. Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter recommended a 17 cent gas tax hike, but the support was not there in the legislature. Carter says...
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July 19, 2017 - 11:24 am
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) _ Community leaders along the Gulf Coast are pushing for a new passenger train route that would serve communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The Gulf Coast Working Group is recommending that Congress consider two Amtrak routes; a New Orleans to Orlando,...
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In a June 29, 2017, photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Sanan Jackson, right, helps a passenger navigate the new face recognition kiosks at gate E7 for a United Airlines flight to Tokyo at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Trump administration intends to require that American citizens boarding international flights submit to face scans, something Congress has not explicitly approved and privacy advocates consider an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. (Michael Wyke/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 10:14 am
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. Privacy advocates call the plan an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. Nonimmigrant foreigners entering the U.S. currently must submit to...
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July 08, 2017 - 1:28 pm
Delta Airlines has announced plans to add seasonal, non-stop routes between New Orleans and Boston. Flights are slated to depart on Saturdays and Sundays between Feb. 10 and April 1, 2018. According to a news release, the goal is to meet ``strong leisure demand.'' JetBlue currently offers the only...
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Jim Hanzo
June 29, 2017 - 8:57 am
Causeway tolls were raised at the beginning of May, which cost commuters paying cash, to pay 5 dollars instead of the original 3 dollars. Now because of that hike, they've actually seen a spike in toll tag sales. General Manager Carlton Dufrechou says it started at least a week before the rate hike...
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