infrastructure

S. Lincoln

With their report due January first, the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment is finalizing their suggestions for reducing the state’s $13-billion backlog of road work.


LA DOTD

With the second highest car insurance rates in the nation and the third worst-rated highways, according to the latest national report by carinsurance.com, sometimes it seems like Louisiana’s roads are mostly potholes loosely held together with asphalt patches.

“It’s obvious that existing revenue sources aren’t going to get for us more than we’ve been getting and if we wait for the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy to deliver these infrastructure projects, that’s never going to happen,” Governor John Bel Edwards said.

Voters to Consider How Louisiana Manages Money

Oct 9, 2015
Robert Travis Scott
Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana

As you may have heard, we have an election coming up this month. Aside from voting on a new governor, Louisiana voters will be asked to weigh in on four proposed constitutional amendments. To help voters better understand these amendments, the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana puts out a guide every year. It just came out last week. PAR President Robert Travis Scott helps explain the story behind each amendment.


Insight: Baton Rouge 'Beyond Shovel Ready'

May 16, 2014

 

The Brookings Institution's latest analysis of metro economic data, "The Extent and Impact of U.S. Infrastructure jobs," focuses on infrastructure employment for the first time.

The Baton Rouge area is ranked 15th nationally for the share of overall employment made up by infrastructure jobs. 


This story was reported by Della Hasselle of The Lens, and produced by Janaya Williams.