Join us Wednesday at the “road show” to give public input to state transportation folks

This past Friday John Perkins attended the NLCOG meeting and learned that the Louisiana Legislative Joint Transportation, Highways, and Public Works Committee is holding its annual roadshow around the state to review fiscal year 2024-25 preliminary priorities with interested citizens and hear from citizens their concerns and priorities.
The meeting for the Shreveport / Bossier City area (District 4) is this Wednesday February 7, 2024; 8:30 am at LA Tech at Bossier Parish Community College, Building H – Moran Room, 6220 E Texas St, Bossier City (District 04: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, Desoto, Red River, Webster)
Please excuse the short notice. John asked that anyone who can please join him at this meeting to speak about prioritizing maintenance, updating transportation planning methods, and right-sizing our transportation infrastructure without additional revenues. A good summary of our issues can be found in a January 24th published letter to Governor Landry by the Louisiana 4-Corners Coalition for Transportation Planning Reform (La4CC), Louisiana’s future demands 21st century approach to transportation. As a La4CC member Allendale Strong collaborated in writing this letter / article.
The following is an excerpt from the LaDOTD website announcement linked above:
All interested persons are invited for the purpose of becoming fully acquainted with the proposed program and will be afforded an opportunity to express their views in person. Oral testimony may be supplemented by presenting important facts and documentation in writing. Comments may also be provided at the above web address. All interested parties will be able to listen to the meeting by ZOOM. The ZOOM information will be posted on the Highway Priority Program web page at the above web address prior to the hearing. Written statements and comments can be handed to the committee conducting the hearing or mailed to the following address, postmarked within 45 calendar days following the final hearing:
P.O. BOX 94245
BATON ROUGE, LA 70804-9245
Last year Allendale Strong made an effective presentation that was reinforced by Representative Glover, a committee member. This year newly elected Representative Steven Jackson is on this committee.
Hope you can attend or submit written comments.