BATON ROUGE – Completing I-49 South is Acadiana’s top priority, and the I-49 South Coalition continues to advocate for this game-changing investment for Louisiana. The Louisiana State Legislature echoed its support for this priority by proclaiming May 15, 2017 to be I-49 South Day at the State Capitol. As part of National Infrastructure Week, the […]
By David Mann, I-49 South Coalition Chairman May 9 Very few issues have as much bipartisan support today as infrastructure investment. Roads, rails, bridges, ports, airports, pipelines, broadband, and the power-grid represent essential components of our nation’s economic livelihood. Yet, communities nationwide can struggle to make key infrastructure projects a reality. In South Louisiana, business […]
Community Foundation of Acadiana contracted two firms to spearhead a study to show I-49 south’s impact from 2016 to 2044. They found the Lafayette connector could save drivers an estimated 5 and a half million hours on the road. “You can connect between different areas of the state quicker and in shorter times and in […]
“As the public debates the planning and design of the Lafayette Connector, there was a need for a rigorous, credible, unbiased economic analysis, which demonstrates the economic benefits that would result from completing this critical project,” said Kam Movassaghi, CFA Chairman and former Louisiana transportation secretary.
The I-49 South Coalition wishes to congratulate Secretary/Treasurer Doug Place on his recent retirement. For 22 years, Doug served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dupré Logistics, a Lafayette-based transportation and logistics company. In addition to his leadership at Dupré Logistics, Doug has taken an active role as a member of multiple business, industry, and […]