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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Transportation

From our highways to our waterways, having a reliable and safe transportation system is critical to the safety, efficiency and economic development of South Louisiana.  Being on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and in a leadership position for the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, I will work tirelessly to reduce the traffic problems facing our area.  Working with our local, state and congressional leadership, I will strive to achieve solutions in national transportation policy and local transportation challenges. 

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July 18, 2019 In The News

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Fortunately, Hurricane Barry did not deliver the punch it initially threatened, but that didn’t keep many in Livingston Parish from worrying about the wall along I-12. Improved designs in the wall barricade are now part of a federal law.

July 7, 2019 In The News

An $8.8 million project aimed at easing traffic problems near the Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge may be finished next month.

The state is opening a new, Terrace Avenue exit off Interstate 110 South.

Work began last August and was supposed to be finished this month.

 

"They are a little behind," said Shawn Wilson, secretary for the state Department of Transportation and Development.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) and U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (LA-06), members of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, introduced the Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Improvement Act, legislation to help reduce and better manage the serious maintenance backlog for Coast Guard shore infrastructure.

May 23, 2019 In The News

While several state lawmakers lobby the Legislature for infrastructure funding to build a new Mississippi River bridge, among other transportation projects, efforts are also underway on the federal level that U.S. Rep. Garret Graves hopes will help support a new bridge.

May 15, 2019 In The News

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Baton Rouge, La (Local33)(Fox44) - The Baton Rouge Metro Airport has been awarded a $15 million dollar grant for airport improvements by the Federal Aviation Administration. 

Congressman Garret Graves announced the nearly $50 million total project received partial funding through the FAA's airport improvement program.  

May 9, 2019 In The News

Baton Rouge Metro Airport has been awarded a $15 million Federal Aviation Administration grant that will be used to relocate a portion of Plank Road in order to better utilize an airport runway.

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, announced that the nearly $50 million total project received partial funding through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. He called the grant, the second-largest awarded by the AIP this year, as a big win for Baton Rouge Metro and local travelers.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) will be awarded a $15 million federal grant through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) – the second largest AIP grant awarded nationwide.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the Ports of Baton Rouge and New Orleans will receive a $3.1 million federal America’s Marine Highway projects grant to support a program to put shipping containers on barges rather than our congested roadways.  The ports’ Container on Barge Service between the Louisiana ports will be awarded the largest of such grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

March 18, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A March 12, 2019, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Aviation explored what the nation’s aviation system and infrastructure may look like 30 years into the future.