2003 Louisiana Statewide Transportation Plan

Louisiana's Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) began an effort in mid-2000 to update the State's transportation plan. Louisiana is a model for how each transportation mode plays a vital role in moving both passengers and freight, and the DOTD hoped to build upon recent studies that articulated this point.

Louisiana's water ports, some of the largest in the country, are critical for the movement of raw materials and finished products in support of the agricultural, mining, and industrial base of the State and other areas of the United States, particularly the Midwest. The State's aviation sector provides vital air service for business travel and tourism, and for the movement of time-sensitive, highvalue cargo. Public transportation in Louisiana is imperative in workforce development and the State faces an increasing segment of the population that is becoming transit-dependent. Further, the DOTD has recognized the importance of providing choices in transportation modes to as much of the population as practicable. The State's railroads are key players in moving freight and to some extent passengers. The interaction between modes is critical to the efficiencies needed to move the State's economy forward. The highway mode continues to be the cornerstone mode with which all others interact. In addition to providing door-to-door service, trucking provides the connectivity with ports, rail, and aviation. The highway system directly impacts the entire population due to its implications for personal mobility, the standard of living, and economic security. Highways are crucial to both tourism and to commerce, and their condition directly impacts the economy.

Finally, Louisiana needs to foster growth in the economy and in overall population. A safe, efficient, and well-maintained transportation system can be a catalyst for economic growth, while a poor system can be an impediment.


 2003 Statewide Transportation Plan

01 Executive Summary (December, 2003).pdf01 Executive Summary (December, 2003)12/12/2013 10:24 AM3812 KB
02 Brochure (Poster Format - December, 2003).pdf02 Brochure (Poster Format - December, 2003)12/12/2013 10:25 AM2150 KB
03 Front Material.pdf03 Front Material12/12/2013 10:25 AM317 KB
04 Chapter 1 - Introduction.pdf04 Chapter 1 - Introduction12/12/2013 10:25 AM140 KB
05 Chapter 2 - Values, Goals and Objectives.pdf05 Chapter 2 - Values, Goals and Objectives12/12/2013 10:25 AM139 KB
06 Chapter 3 - Public Involvement.pdf06 Chapter 3 - Public Involvement12/12/2013 10:26 AM144 KB
07 Chapter 4 - Socioeconomic Characteristics.pdf07 Chapter 4 - Socioeconomic Characteristics12/12/2013 10:26 AM438 KB
08 Chapter 5 - Existing Conditions.pdf08 Chapter 5 - Existing Conditions12/12/2013 10:26 AM3772 KB
09 Chapter 6 - Summary Analysis of Freight Movement.pdf09 Chapter 6 - Summary Analysis of Freight Movement12/12/2013 10:27 AM524 KB
10 Chapter 7 - Transportation Plan Development.pdf10 Chapter 7 - Transportation Plan Development12/12/2013 10:27 AM5639 KB
11 Chapter 8 - Financing.pdf11 Chapter 8 - Financing12/12/2013 10:27 AM985 KB
12 Chapter 9 - Recommendations.pdf12 Chapter 9 - Recommendations12/12/2013 10:27 AM401 KB
13 Appendix.pdf13 Appendix12/12/2013 10:24 AM2837 KB