tolls http://wwno.org en Crescent City Connection Toll Amnesty Costs Outweigh Revenues http://wwno.org/post/crescent-city-connection-toll-amnesty-costs-outweigh-revenues <p>A state audit finds an amnesty program aimed at getting motorists to cough up the cash they owed for Crescent City Connection toll violations cost Louisiana almost $225,000 more than it brought in.</p><p>The state Legislative Auditor's report, which examined how funds from the CCC tolls have been used since the tolls ended last year, also found nearly $6.6 million remained unclaimed in an account set up to refund money to motorists who used Geaux Pass toll tags at the end of December.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:02:26 +0000 Associated Press 58056 at http://wwno.org La. 1 Toll Collections Suspended http://wwno.org/post/la-1-toll-collections-suspended <p>The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has suspended toll collections at La. 1 in Leeville in response to the mandatory evacuation of Grand Isle, the agency announced this afternoon.</p><p>DOTD says the tolls have been suspended in order to facilitate emergency and protective services and evacuation as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast. The agency will make an announcement when tolls are scheduled to resume.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:19:53 +0000 Jason Saul 45344 at http://wwno.org Years Of Political Inaction Preceded Latest Cutbacks In Algiers Ferry Service http://wwno.org/post/years-political-inaction-preceded-latest-cutbacks-algiers-ferry-service <p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:17:46 +0000 Della Hasselle 39454 at http://wwno.org As Mississippi River Ferry Service Slowly Disappears, Many Are Searching For Answers http://wwno.org/post/mississippi-river-ferry-service-slowly-disappears-many-are-searching-answers <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This story was reported by Della </span>Hasselle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of The Lens, and produced by </span>Janaya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Williams.</span></strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.dotd.la.gov/ferry/" target="_blank">Algiers Ferry</a> was hit with a reduction in hours last week. Ferry riders and small business owners say they’re already feeling the effects, and with major funding lost and no clear plan in place for the ferry’s future operations, West Bank commuters are looking for answers.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Della Hasselle & Janaya Williams 39371 at http://wwno.org Mayor Landrieu Predicts Voters Will Reject Crescent City Bridge Tolls http://wwno.org/post/mayor-landrieu-predicts-voters-will-reject-crescent-city-bridge-tolls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has campaigned in favor of keeping the $1 tolls on the Crescent City Connection.</span></p><p>But he says now that he probably won’t win that fight, considering Jazz Fest and other events may prove more inviting than the polls.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 34538 at http://wwno.org Judge Orders New Election in CCC Bridge Toll Challenge http://wwno.org/post/judge-orders-new-election-ccc-bridge-toll-challenge <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Baton Rouge judge has nullified the election results for the 20-year renewal of the tolls for the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans and has ordered a new election in May.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:12:18 +0000 The Associated Press 30677 at http://wwno.org Some Votes to be Recounted in Tolls Election http://wwno.org/post/some-votes-be-recounted-tolls-election <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A partial recount in the November referendum that extended tolls on the Crescent City Connection for 20 years has been set for Feb. 16.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26987 at http://wwno.org Baton Rouge Judge Orders Recount of Bridge Toll Vote http://wwno.org/post/baton-rouge-judge-orders-recount-bridge-toll-vote <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An East Baton Rouge Parish judge has ordered a recount of the vote that extended tolls on the Crescent City Connection bridge for 20 years.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The vote passed by a margin of 16 votes out of 308,000 cast on Nov. 6 in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:31:13 +0000 The Associated Press 26246 at http://wwno.org Bridge Toll Suit Contests 18-Vote Margin http://wwno.org/post/bridge-toll-suit-contests-18-vote-margin <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An opponent of tolls on the Mississippi River bridge into New Orleans has sued for a recount of the vote extending the tolls for 20 years.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:43:28 +0000 The Associated Press 25380 at http://wwno.org Tolls resume on La. 1 http://wwno.org/post/tolls-resume-la-1 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development resumed toll operations on the&nbsp;<font color="red">La</font>. 1 Expressway in Leeville this morning at 10 a.m.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:12:44 +0000 The Associated Press 19798 at http://wwno.org