Louisiana is known as the gateway to the Americas. Our extensive waterways, abundant ports, and oil and gas system are some of the greatest assets in our arsenal. But did you know that last year the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Louisiana a grade of C- for our infrastructure?
Brain-eating amoebas, sinking streets, “high-hazard” dams, “deficient” bridges… No, we won’t stand for it! We need world-class ports, streets, and rail to transport the food, energy, and goods that we deliver to the nation. Our ports alone move 500 million tons of cargo each year.
The specific low grades that Louisiana scored — D for roads, D+ for bridges, D+ for drinking water, and C- for ports, to name a few — are a call for reform. Louisiana has outdated infrastructure, and the time has come to modernize.