Sea level rise could threaten California cities and ports by 2040

American Journal of Transportation » A new U.S. report, using advanced analytic software, says waves and storm surges are gaining momentum from sea level rise and collectively pose a more immediate threat than was previously believed. The result could be serious damage to California coastal cities and ports by 2040. Elaine Forbes, executive director for the Port of San Francisco, said that rising sea levels are already threatening downtown San Francisco and Port property requiring the construction of a new sea wall. The projected cost: $5 billion.

2019-04-18T10:47:36-08:00March 21st, 2019|California, Louisiana, Reports, U.S. News, Urban, Water|

Louisiana’s Baton Rouge, chamber presses for added use of tolling

The Advocate » The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is once again making the region’s transportation “crisis” one of its top priorities for the upcoming regular legislative session, and is continuing the call for funding to build a new Mississippi River bridge.

2018-05-01T10:41:24-08:00March 8th, 2018|Bridges, Louisiana, Tolling|

Energy Transfer Partners appeals revocation of Louisiana pipeline permit

Reuters » An Energy Transfer Partners subsidiary on Monday appealed a ruling by a federal judge in Louisiana that halted construction on a portion of its Bayou Bridge crude oil pipeline, according to court documents. The motion came after U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick on Friday issued a preliminary injunction revoking a needed permit for the pipeline, which is already under construction.

2018-02-28T10:59:15-08:00February 26th, 2018|Louisiana, Non-Renewable Sources|

The Drowning Coast: A Louisiana Village Fights for Time

The New York Times » Jean Lafitte may be just a pinprick on the map, but it is also a harbinger of an uncertain future. As climate change contributes to rising sea levels, threatening to submerge land from Miami to Bangladesh, the question for Lafitte, as for many coastal areas across the globe, is less whether it will succumb than when — and to what degree scarce public resources should be invested in artificially extending its life.

2018-02-27T12:01:11-08:00February 24th, 2018|Louisiana, U.S. News, Urban, Wastewater, Water|

Louisiana seeks $600M in federal bonds to fund 4 major projects

Roads & Bridges » Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson announced the state’s intention to utilize federal Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Bonds (GARVEE Bonds) to construct four major projects in three areas of Louisiana that have been part of the State’s Transportation Master Plan for decades.

2018-02-22T16:59:45-08:00February 21st, 2018|Federal Programs, Louisiana|
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