A public-private partnership is needed to replace Louisiana’s I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge

In Politics by Michael Rae

Louisiana needs to replace the nearly 70-year-old I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge. It’s a project expected to cost billions of dollars that the state hasn’t set aside. Louisiana legislators are turning to a public-private partnership model with tolls to cover the bridge’s costs, which is good news for Louisiana drivers. Efforts must also be made to demonstrate to drivers, truckers, and the public why this model is vital to getting the critical infrastructure project done.  

On Aug. 25, the Louisiana Joint Transportation Committee, composed of legislators from both the Louisiana House and Senate transportation committees, held a hearing on the planned public-private

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