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DOTD Sec. Shawn Wilson Interview (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-06-16

Duration: 00:06:36

Subjects: Wilson, Shawn | Louisiana. Department of Transportation and Development | Transportation | Gasoline -- Taxation


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Wilson, Shawn Interviewee


This segment from the June 16, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ interview with Secretary Shawn Wilson of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). He discusses: the $13.1 billion backlog of projects related to maintaining the state’s roads and bridges; the Legislature’s failure to pass a 17 cent increase in the gasoline tax; their system for prioritizing projects; and United States Department of Transportation awarding $183 million in federal FASTLANE grants for several projects on Interstate 10. Host: Andre Moreau