WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced Friday that Louisiana will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure the safety of the state’s pipelines and roadways.
Nearly half of the funding focuses on protecting the public from pipeline and hazardous materials’ accidents through training, emergency plans and notification systems. Another $773,504 will go to LSU for the analysis of crash videos involving motor vehicles.
“With 50,000 miles of pipelines and hundreds of miles of roadways in Louisiana, it’s important that we focus on safety,” said Sen. Kennedy. “Accidents claim lives every day. We need to work on reducing them and protecting our Louisiana families.”