Transportation

April 05, 2018 - 9:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The governors of Louisiana and Mississippi are praising President Donald Trump's proposal to put more federal money into infrastructure. But they say their rural states would be hard-pressed to pay a bigger share of the tab for projects paid by a combination of federal and...
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Joe Smitha of Palm Harbor, Fla., speaks with reporters on Saturday, March 17, 2018, about his niece, Alexa Duran, whose family has identified her as one of at least six victims of a bridge collapse near the Florida International University campus in the Miami area on March 15. (AP Photo/Jennifer Kay)
March 17, 2018 - 6:03 pm
MIAMI (AP) — As crews began removing bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span. "Why they had to build this...
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Emergency personnel respond after a brand-new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at Florida International University in Miami on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The pedestrian bridge collapsed onto the highway crushing multiple vehicles and killing several people. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 8:41 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath its massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing at least four people, authorities said. Search-and-rescue crews worked into the night, using dogs,...
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March 15, 2018 - 7:50 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday, crushing at least eight vehicles under massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing multiple people, authorities said. Search-and-rescue crews drilled holes into the debris and used dogs to...
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March 11, 2018 - 12:02 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The National World War II Museum is taking apart a fire engine made for the military home front in 1943, and expects to have it rolling and ready for display in two or three years. When the 25-foot-long Ford-American LaFrance fire truck was new, it would have carried four...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's transportation department is warning that drivers on Interstate 10 may face slowdowns in the already traffic-clogged capital region over the weekend. Survey work is planned through Monday as part of an I-10 widening project intended for the Baton Rouge area...
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USA TODAY
February 08, 2018 - 8:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards will participate in a White House meeting next week to discuss infrastructure needs across the country. Louisiana's Democratic governor will travel to Washington on Monday. He and Louisiana transportation secretary Shawn Wilson will be part of a talk...
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An aerial view of the site of an early morning train crash Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 between an Amtrak train, bottom right, and a CSX freight train, top left, in Cayce, SC. The Amtrak passenger train slammed into a freight train in the early morning darkness Sunday, killing at least two Amtrak crew members and injuring more than 110 people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jeff Blake)
February 04, 2018 - 9:54 pm
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it hurtling down a side track, authorities said. Two Amtrak crew members were killed, and more than 100 people were injured. It was the third deadly wreck...
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February 03, 2018 - 2:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- When a heavy rain hits New Orleans, residents move their cars to higher ground for fear of fast-rising street flooding. Knee-deep potholes can eat a car's fender. When pressure drops in the city's aging water delivery system, restaurants and cafes have to boil water to feed...
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January 28, 2018 - 11:58 am
(WWL.com) - Louisiana receives a green light for having nine critical traffic safety laws. The Bayou State is one of seven listed as a “best state” in the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety report. Tara Gill, the Director of State Programs, says the ignition interlock offender law for convicted...
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