transportation

Listening Post NOLA
1:00 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Voices From The WWNO Listening Post: Transportation

The Listening Post visited a bus stop in the CBD to hear how people get around town.

Getting around New Orleans can be tricky. Whether they have a car, ride a bike, or use public transportation, Crescent City commuters face unique obstacles — from potholes to parades.

WWNO’s Listening Post collected audio from its recording locations at Norman Mayer Library in Gentilly and HeadQuarters Barbershop on Broad Street, as well as the Mirliton festival in the Bywater and the bus stop at the corner of Tulane and Loyola. The Listening Post asked people these questions:

  • How do you get around New Orleans?

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The Lens
6:31 am
Fri November 15, 2013

For Some Students Attending 'A' Schools, Transportation Gets An 'F'

To get to school, Amelia Slep-Patterson boards the 101 Algiers loop bus. Next, she catches the streetcar at Canal Street, and then walks to Lusher Charter School at 5624 Freret St.
Della Hasselle The Lens

In New Orleans, choosing a public school can mean contending with a dizzying array of choices. To help parents and students make that choice, schools are issued grades of "A" to "F" based on academic performance.

Of the seven “A”-rated schools in the entire city, only one provides yellow bus service for their students. For the rest, getting to school can be a challenge.

Amelia Slep-Patterson is a budding graphic designer at Lusher Charter’s high school. On most mornings, she wakes up at 4:45 a.m. to catch a city bus on a barren and dark street corner in Algiers.

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Red River Radio
9:19 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Amtrak set to finish study on service between DFW and Shreveport/Bossier

Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation are expected to wrap up a feasibility study at the end of the month that explores higher-speed train service between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Shreveport/Bossier.

The chairman of the East Texas Corridor Council, Richard Anderson of Marshall, Texas, has been working on this effort for the past six years. He meets regularly with public officials in Texas and Louisiana to keep the momentum going. He said he’s optimistic after reviewing Amtrak’s preliminary findings.

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Latest News
11:02 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Railroad Could Be Rerouted From Old Metairie To Hollygrove

Railroad freight traffic could be shifted of tracks that run through one of Louisiana's most affluent neighborhoods if planners get their way.

But it could take $700 million to make the shift.

State transportation officials are studying whether to reroute freight trains from a track that bisects one of the most affluent parts of Metairie to a combination of tracks that would parallel Earhart Expressway and pass through the Hollygrove neighborhood on New Orleans' western edge.

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Latest News
8:50 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Crews Working At Hammond Airport Find Underground River

The City Council has authorized expenses for unexpected work at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport after crews working there dug into what is believed to be an underground river.

The Daily Star reports the council approved an emergency change in the contract for the work to allow for about $25,000 of culverts to be installed underground to get around the river problem.

Lakefront Airport
7:00 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Lakefront Airport Restored To Art Deco Glory Days

Lakefront Airport's restored terminal building.
Credit Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Agency

Ceremony marks restoration of Lakefront Airport terminal.

Lakefront Airport has been restored to its Art Deco glory days. A $20 million restoration has left the terminal looking as Huey Long once left it.

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Transportation
7:30 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Putting The Pedal To The Metal: New Orleans' Bicycling Infrastructure Is Expanding

The newly-repaved Esplanade Ave. As part of the street's reconstruction, a lane in each direction was eliminated and a bike lane added.
Nina Feldman WWNO

No matter what neighborhood you live in, chances are you’ve been confronted with one thing this summer — and that’s construction. As roads from the Lakefront to the Riverbend get smoothed over, city officials are taking the opportunity to ensure that the new roads are better not only for drivers, but also for cyclists.

Lalo Flores, a Mid-City resident and avid bicyclist, is impressed by the repairs to Esplanade Ave.

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WRKF
9:25 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Bike-Only in Baton Rouge

Ideas for making transportation infrastructure more bike-friendly are up for discussion at the annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit downtown this week.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets will give some officials, planning experts, and citizens at the summit a taste of what it’s like to get around the capitol city by bike now.

Mark Martin, who founded the bike advocacy group in 2006, navigates his daily routine here with only two wheels.


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Out To Lunch
1:52 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Out To Lunch: Fly Me To The Beach

Keith Sisson, Iftikhar Ahmad and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation at Louis Armstrong International Airport is ready to take off with an $860 million overhaul of the airport. At the Lakefront airport, Keith Sisson from new Southern Airways Express will fly you to Destin and Gulf Shores. And Peter pays it forward with Clandestine New Orleans.

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Latest News
12:00 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Officials Investigating Train Derailment West Of Baton Rouge

Evacuations ordered after train derails.

Louisiana officials are investigating a Union Pacific train derailment about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. About 100 homes have been evacuated.

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