​2008 Louisiana Statewide Transportation Plan Review

In 2003, Louisiana released its updated Statewide Transportation Plan, which serves as a blueprint for transportation investment. The Plan includes the policies, programs, and projects that are needed to strengthen the state’s economy and improve the quality of life of Louisiana citizens. It addresses the movement of people and freight across all modes of transportation.


The Plan was developed over a three-year period through extensive technical analyses, exhaustive consensus-building, and a highly structured decision-making process. It was published following a thorough public involvement effort and adoption by the statutorily-created Louisiana Investment in Infrastructure for Economic Prosperity (LIIEP) Commission.


Several important events have impacted the state and its infrastructure in recent years. In August and September 2005, Louisiana was devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While the recovery has progressed, these storms may have forever changed the socioeconomic characteristics of south Louisiana, particularly the southwest portion of the state and the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. Also in August 2005, the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush. The new bill advocates private investment in the surface transportation system and offers a number of innovative finance techniques, including several pilot programs for tolling existing and new Interstate highways. Lastly, construction costs have escalated significantly nationwide since the Plan was completed in 2003. Construction inflation along the Gulf Coast has been particularly pronounced in the aftermath of the hurricanes.


In light of these occurrences, a review of the Plan was deemed to be in order, as was the incorporation of other select public works infrastructure. The Louisiana Statewide Transportation and Infrastructure Plan (LSTIP) Review and Status Report is not intended to replace the 2003 Plan, but rather serves as a supplement to it. Therefore, in reviewing the LSTIP Review and Status Report, it is recommended that the reader also refer to the 2003 Louisiana Statewide Transportation Plan. 

00 Front Cover and Table of Contents.pdf00 Front Cover and Table of Contents12/12/2013 10:11 AM614 KB
01 Introduction.pdf01 Introduction12/12/2013 10:11 AM580 KB
02 Purpose of Plan Review and Status Report.pdf02 Purpose of Plan Review and Status Report12/12/2013 10:11 AM1813 KB
03 Planning Context - Plan Review and Status Report Process.pdf03 Planning Context - Plan Review and Status Report Process12/12/2013 10:12 AM608 KB
04 Financial Projection.pdf04 Financial Projection12/12/2013 10:12 AM1262 KB
05 Recommendations.pdf05 Recommendations12/12/2013 10:12 AM10936 KB
06 Appendix A - Acknowledgements.pdf06 Appendix A - Acknowledgements12/12/2013 10:12 AM1271 KB