Crescent City Connection http://wwno.org en 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 YLC Rallies Online Drive to Resume Crescent City Connection Bridge Lighting http://wwno.org/post/ylc-rallies-online-drive-resume-crescent-city-connection-bridge-lighting <p>A New Orleans non-profit that led the drive to illuminate the Crescent City Connection back in the 1980s is gathering support for getting the decorative lights turned back on. The Young Leadership Council is turning to Facebook for help. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 31511 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 New Year Brings Rush-Hour Tows to CCC http://wwno.org/post/new-year-brings-rush-hour-tows-ccc <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The new year is bringing free rush-hour tow trucks to help keep traffic flowing on one of the nation's busiest bridges.</p><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 says a tow truck will be stationed on the Crescent City Connection Bridge for three hours in the morning and three in the evening on weekdays.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:40:59 +0000 The Associated Press 26101 at http://wwno.org Crescent City Connection Police Transfer to LSP http://wwno.org/post/crescent-city-connection-police-transfer-lsp <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Crescent City Connection Police Department has been transferred to Louisiana State Police as part of a restructuring of the bridge police division.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state Department of Transportation and Development says the police department's administrative transfer to the Department of Public Safety was effective Monday.</p> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 03:34:31 +0000 The Associated Press 25692 at http://wwno.org