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Louisiana Transportation

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ouisiana Department of Transportation and Development oversees roads, mass transit systems, portsImage source:Louisiana.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development manages roads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and airways in the state of Louisiana. The department administers and manages the state’s highways, freeways, railways, airports.

Louisiana Road Transportation

The state Department of Transportation has come up with many effective ways to improve the road transportation. The department uses a versatile approach to deal with travel needs and assist protect the security and well-organized movement of people and goods on highway system.The road transportation in Louisiana comprises of several interstate highways, state routes, bridges and tunnels. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is striving to ensure safe, convenient transportation and also to provide easy connectivity to various cities and states.

Some of the major Highways of Louisiana:

Interstate 49 - North-South through Opelousas, Alexandria and Natchitoches.

Interstate 10 - East-West through Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette

Interstate 55 - Through Hammond, between New Orleans, Jackson and MS, North-South

Interstate 20 - East-West through Ruston and Monroe between Tallulah and Shreveport

LA Highway 23 - Louisiana Delta

Highway 90 - Houma to New Orleans to Lake Charles to Lafayette, East-West,

Highway 167 - North-South, Alexandria to Monroe

Highway 190 - Baton Rouge to Opelousas, East-West

Interstate 12 - East-West through Hammond, between Slidell and Baton Rouge

Louisiana Bus Services

The Regional Transit Authority has services in and around New Orleans.Image source: www.norta.com/
To connect the millions of bus riders and countless visitors, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development effectively manages their operations. There are many public Transit operators which help reach their destinations.

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA)

The Regional Transit Authority has services in and around New Orleans. They offer services to all the citizens of Louisiana and countless visitors. Check the bus schedules.

Contact Details
Regional Transit Authority
Title VI Coordinator
2817 Canal Street
New Orleans, La. 70119

Louisiana Motor Coach

Their services include Weddings, Airport & Cruise Ship, Casino Day Trips, School Field Trips etc.

Contact Details
Louisiana Motor Coach
3912 4th Street
Marrero, LA 70072
Phone: (504) 343-1400
Fax: (504) 265-0140

Jefferson Transit

Jefferson Transit (JeT) provides service to Jefferson Parish, New Orleans and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Connecting service is forwarded to the RTA bus lines in Gretna, Kenner and New Orleans. For map and schedule click here.

Contact Details
phone: (504) 364-3450
fax: (504) 364-3453

Louisiana Trailways

They provide services of Luxury Motorcoaches – MCI and Mini-Coaches. Their Gateway Cities include Lafayette, LA, New Orleans, LA and Baton Rouge, LA .

Contact Details
5056 Taravella Rd.
Marrero, LA 70072-4245
Toll Free: 888-884-5226
Phone: 504-348-1177
Fax: 504-348-7337

Louisiana Rail Services

Louisiana has the second major Streetcar system in the country. There are 41 railroads which provide services to all through the state and from state to every part of the nation. Below are the major Streetcar Lines to get you in and around Louisiana.

Canal Streetcar Line

It goes to Carrollton Avenue from Convention Center Boulevard. For schedule click here.

Loyola-UPT Streetcar

The Loyola-UPT line starts at the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) where it connects with Amtrak, RTA bus route and Greyhound Lines. For schedule click here

Riverfront Streetcar

It starts from the French Quarter to the Convention Center area. For schedule and map click here

Canal Streetcar - City Park/Museum

It starts from Harrah's Casino to Mid-City. For schedule and map click here.

St. Charles Streetcar Line

It starts from Canal Street to Uptown . For schedule and map click here.

Airports in Louisiana

Some of the major airports in Louisiana include Alexandria International Airport, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport , Lafayette Regional Airport, Lake Charles Regional Airport, Monroe Regional Airport, and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Its major airlines include Air Canada Express, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and Delta Connection.

Contact Details
900 Airline Dr, Kenner,
LA 70062, United States
1 504-464-0831

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) IS served by American Airlines, Continental Airlines , Eastern Airlines,Northwest Airlines and Southern Airways

Contact Details
9430 Jackie Cochran Dr,
Baton Rouge, LA 70811,
United States
1 225-355-0333

Lafayette Regional Airport

The airport does not have international flights, regional jet service is operated nonstop to three hubs: Atlanta (ATL), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and Houston (IAH).

Contact Details
200 Terminal Dr, Lafayette,
LA 70508, United States
1 337-266-4400

Lake Charles Regional Airport

The major airline include American Eagle and United Express with destination to Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston-Intercontinental respectively.

Contact Details
500 Airport Boulevard #104,
Lake Charles, LA 70607,
United States
1 337-477-6051

Monroe Regional Airport

The major airline include American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express to destinations of Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta and Houston-Intercontinental.

Contact Details
5400 Operations Rd, Monroe,
LA 71203, United States
1 318-329-2461

Alexandria International Airport

It is Louisiana's transportation and business hub, featuring an international airport with commercial flights to Dallas and Houston.

Contact Details
1611 Arnold Dr, Alexandria,
LA 71303, United States
1 318-449-3504

Water Transportation of Louisiana

This port lies at the intersection of the the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi RiverImage source:www.portsl.com/
Louisiana has many ports and services related to them due to the large water transportation in the state. These ports play a main role in providing employment to large number of youth. They are also essential for transfer facilities and for many related industries.

Port of South Louisiana

This port lies at the intersection of the the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River which allows all the export activities to the America and to the world. Three major interstate highways connect the Port of South Louisiana to major U.S. markets which include I10, I55, I59. Six major oil and gas
pipelines serve the Port of South Louisiana.

Contact Details
171 Belle Terre Boulevard
LaPlace, Louisiana 70068

Port of New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans is a port located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Port of New Orleans is the port of choice for a wide range of cargoes that include rubber, coffee, steel, containers, and manufactured goods.

Contact Details
Port of New Orleans
1350 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-2551
Fax: (504) 524-4156

Other Ports are

  • Alexandria
  • Avoyelles
  • Caddo-Bossier
  • Columbia
  • Fourchon
  • Grand Isle
  • Iberia
  • Greater Krotz Springs
  • Lake Charles
  • Lake Providence
  • LA International Gulf Transfer
  • Madison
  • Manchac
  • Mermentau

Louisiana scenic byways

It passes through prairies, marshes and Gulf of Mexico. Image source: www.fhwa.dot.gov/
Creole Nature Trail

It passes through prairies, marshes and Gulf of Mexico. As it moves along, it passes through Cameron and Calcasieu parishes in Southwest Louisiana. It is also known as Louisiana's Outback. The route gives you the view of rare cheniers, wildflowers and many unique birds.

Great River Road

It gives you the view of Historic sites, urban cities and cultural activities. Mississippi river has influenced many cultures which links people, resources
and history.

Louisiana Highway Safety Commission

State's highway safety grant program is managed by the the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC). Louisiana's highway safety program goal is to reduce accidents in the traffic and the major accidents including deaths and property damage.

Contact Details
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission
7919 Independence Blvd.
Suite 2100
Baton Rouge, LA 70806


Louisiana transport Department has adopted a Adopt-a-Road Program in which volunteers of all group work together to remove debris and litter from roadsides. It promotes awareness among people about the rising problems and work toward to keep Louisiana Clean and Green. They have included limited interstate highways and many federal and State and federal routes.

Highway Safety

Through the of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan, their mission is to decrease the cases for crashes involving bicyclists, motor vehicles and pedestrians on public roads in Louisiana involving engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency services.

Contact Details
Highway Safety Section
1201 Capitol Access Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
P.O. Box 94245

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