Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is a state government organization in the United States, in charge of maintaining public transportation, roadways, bridges, canals, select levees, floodplain management, port facilities, commercial vehicles, and aviation which includes 69 airports, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The agency has approximately five thousand personnel on staff and an operating budget of $2.3 billion. DOTD operations are run through nine district offices across the state.

The current DOTD Secretary is Sherri LeBas, appointed in June 2010 by Governor Bobby Jindal. Other functions of the DOTD are Dams (Dam Safety Program), flood control (Floodplain Management, water resource management (wells), and maintaining state run ferries and moveable bridge status. The Louisiana Transportation Authority (LTA) is also under the DOTD, as well as the DOTD port construction and development.

Read more about Louisiana Department Of Transportation And Development:  History, DOTD District Offices, Public Transportation, Roadways, Bridges, Ports and Port Facilities, Public Works and Water, Aviation, Divisions, Facilities, DOTD Projects, PERBA

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