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Infrastructure Funding (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-06-23

Duration: 00:06:34

Subjects: Transportation | ROADS | BRIDGES


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Riggs, Ben Interviewee
  • Kalivoda, Eric Interviewee
  • Cassidy, Bill Interviewee
  • Wright, Mark Interviewee


This segment from the June 23, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the $6 billion in federal funding and $1 billion in state funding allocated for transportation projects around the state. LeBlanc reports that the state currently has an $18.8 billion backlog of transportation projects to fix and maintain roads and bridges. She interviews: Ben Riggs, Real Reform; Dr. Eric Kalivoda, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD); United States Senator Bill Cassidy; and State Representative Mark Wright.