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  • Calcasieu Board Says No to Charter Transportation

    July 11, 2012 10:29 AM

    The Calcasieu Parish School Board has denied a request to provide transportation to two charter schools for the 2012-2013 school year. The Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation has requested a partnership involving Lake Charles Charter Academy, Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy, and the district regarding transportation. The foundation says the law... more »
  • Lafayette Transit System Going Green

    July 7, 2011 6:48 PM

    Out with the old and in with the new. The city of Lafayette is upgrading its transit system they're going green. Everyday nearly four thousand people board one of the twenty-one Lafayette city buses, but with an ageing fleet, the city is upgrading to an eco-friendly bus. ... more »
  • Rosa Parks Memorial Unveiled

    May 31, 2011 7:20 PM

    A new monument was unveiled in Lafayette Tuesday. Dozens gathered as the Rosa Parks Memorial Statue was unveiled at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center. Last Friday, the installation on the project was completed and KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with the artist who sculpted the piece. "I've been... more »
  • Construction Behind on Roundabout at Hwy 93/98

    April 5, 2011 11:30 PM

    Construction of a round-about just south of Cankton could be set back even further. The intersection of Highway 93 and Highway 98 has been closed since January. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said the project is already two weeks behind schedule because of internal problems with the contractor,... more »
  • Vitter to Serve on Transportation Committee

    February 9, 2011 4:18 PM

    From Senator Vitter's Office: U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced that he will serve as ranking member on the subcommittee for Transportation and Infrastructure of the Environment and Public Works Committee in the 112th Congress. "With my leadership position on the Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee, I'll be an influential voice... more »
  • Pothole Killer

    October 18, 2010 7:27 PM

    Louisiana is known to top the list of "Worst Roads in the Nation." But, some Lafayette drivers could be in for a smoother ride. New technology to fill potholes is being taken for a test drive in the Hub City. A Philadelphia company has one of it's "Pothole Killer" trucks... more »
  • Transportation Department Outlined Changes to 5-Star Safety Rating System

    October 5, 2010 12:19 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - No more grade inflation for new cars and trucks. The Transportation Department outlined changes Tuesday to the government's 5-Star Safety Rating System that will make it more difficult for new cars and trucks to earn top scores. Only two of the first 34 vehicles tested under the... more »
  • Lafayette Awarded $850,000 Check for Transportation Center

    May 17, 2010 5:56 PM

    The Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority will present the city of Lafayette with $850,000 outright grant of local dollars in order to cause the construction of the formally know Multi-Modal Transportation Center, now known as the Rosa Parks Transportation Center on Thursday, May 20, 2010. The $850,000 check provides... more »
  • D.O.T. Bans Driving While Texting..For Some

    January 26, 2010 11:10 PM

    The Department of Transportation is trying to put the breaks on a very dangerous trend. According to a USA Today poll, 80% of all accidents are caused by distracted drivers. Drivers who text are 6 times more likely to get in an accident according to a msnbc poll.... more »
  • DOTD changes Customer Service Center hours of operation

    January 14, 2010 11:24 AM

    The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that they will change the operation hours of the DOTD Customer Service Center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting January 19, 2010. "We adjusted the hours of operation to meet... more »
  • January 4, 2009 PHI, Inc. Helicopter crash

    January 6, 2010 3:02 PM

    The National Transportation Safety Board will open its public docket Thursday on a January 2009 helicopter accident that killed 8 persons. On January 4, 2009, a Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter (N748P), operated by PHI, Inc., crashed into swampy terrain just north of the Gulf of Mexico coastline near Morgan City,... more »
  • DOTD prepared for winter weather and icy road conditions

    January 6, 2010 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - With the possibility of snow, rain and sleet in the forecast for Thursday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that department staff is prepared to deal with winter weather and icy road conditions. DOTD will be monitoring the roadways for ice,... more »
  • Interstate work to aid motorists in real time

    December 31, 2009 2:11 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Technology that tracks real-time traffic information along interstates 10 and 49 will be expanded as part of an $8 million project to help manage traffic incidents along the routes. The project is being funded by federal and state highway money, said Bill Fontenot, Louisiana Department... more »
  • Lafayette: Railroad Crossing to be closed December 8, 2009

    December 3, 2009 9:41 AM

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009, the railroad crossing located at U. S. 90 @ La. 728-2 (0.3 of a mile southeast of Kaliste Saloom Road) will be closed beginning at 6:30 a.m. for railroad repairs. This closure should remain in effect until 5:00 p.m. that same day. Louisiana Department of Transportation... more »
  • Melville Ferry in Danger of Closing

    November 23, 2009 7:31 PM

    The Town of Melville in northern St. Landry Parish may soon lose one of their most important means of transportation. The state is recommending closing the Melville Ferry along with three others in the state to save nearly 5 million dollars. The Department of Transportation says the Melville... more »
  • DOTD Web site to be temporarily unavailable

    October 29, 2009 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that its Web site will be temporarily unavailable during the weekends of Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Nov. 7-8, and Nov. 14-15 due to electrical renovations at the DOTD Headquarters Building in Baton Rouge. System power will... more »

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