Louisiana Governor Focuses on Transportation Infrastructure Funding

Associated Press reports, “With Louisiana’s budget gaps partially stabilized, Gov. John Bel Edwards is looking to make roads, bridges and other transportation needs a key initiative for next year’s legislative session.” Speaking at an August 4 event, the governor said, “It’s obvious that existing revenue sources aren’t going to get for us more than we’ve been getting, and if we wait for the Easter bunny or the tooth fairy to deliver these infrastructure projects, that’s never going to happen.” Edwards has appointed a task force to study transportation funding options, including toll roads and public-private partnerships.