Category: Solutions

Reconsider Timing of Megaprojects in Louisiana
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Reconsider Timing of Megaprojects in Louisiana

We would be remiss not to address the discussions about potentially implementing a commuter rail from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. However, there is little public awareness and knowledge about this project. According to recent poll results from The Southern Rail Commission, 37% of respondents answered that they had heard nothing at all about the...

Revitalizing Public Transportation to Make It Look Fabulous
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Revitalizing Public Transportation to Make It Look Fabulous

People want nice things. And they deserve them. After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans received $130 million in federal funding to repair the public transportation system, but FEMA’s approach aimed to replace the value of the buses, instead of the actual amount needed. We must ensure that this mistake is not repeated again anywhere in Louisiana,...

Green & Accessible Infrastructure
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Green & Accessible Infrastructure

In order to stop the worst effects of the climate crisis, it is essential that we make our infrastructure and public transportation systems less carbon-intensive. This also means we must increase fuel efficiency, zero emissions and electric vehicles, and shared-use transportation services. Full-scale transportation systems with robust timelines for zero emissions goals can lead the...

State Connectivity
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State Connectivity

We need easier ways of getting to one another. We need public transit with the central aim of connecting people to good jobs, to good times, and good travels, and we have already demonstrated throughout this paper that having these values also ultimately boosts economic development in Louisiana. When you center people, things work out....

Louisiana leaders must get a clear vision of what full-scale transportation systems look like, and then commit to make them happen.
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Louisiana leaders must get a clear vision of what full-scale transportation systems look like, and then commit to make them happen.

We fully support and recommend a complete assessment of each locality’s land use, water use maintenance structures and infrastructure/transportation system. These evaluations must commence in the remainder of 2021 and run through 2022. This statewide evaluation and the deliverables should be similar to the document produced by the ITDP, entitled “Opportunities for Increasing Sustainable Transport”,...