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Louisiana’s Infrastructure Report Card (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-07-21

Duration: 00:06:50

Subjects: Transportation | ROADS | BRIDGES | AIRPORTS | Traffic congestion


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Movassaghi, Kam Interviewee
  • Wilson, Shawn Interviewee


This segment from the July 21, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on Louisiana receiving a “D+” on the Infrastructure Report Card by the Louisiana chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He interviews Dr. Kam Movassahi, the executive director of the report card and a former secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), who discusses: the traffic congestion in Baton Rouge; the hidden costs of poor infrastructure; the mega projects that are needed around the state; 44% of the state’s bridges being functionally obsolete; and the positive report on the state’s airports. Moreau also interviews DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson who shares his reaction to the report card.