Louisiana News

Baton Rouge, other school districts to receive money for cleaner school buses through Volkswagen settlement

BY STEVE HARDY | SHARDY@THEADVOCATE.COM | AUG 13, 2018 - 11:51 AM Public school districts in East Baton Rouge and Lafayette parishes are among those qualifying for discounts on 142 cleaner-burning buses as part of a court settlement, state officials said Monday. Auto manufacturer Volkswagen pleade...

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Charging ahead: Electric vehicle stations gaining some traction in Louisiana

BY SAM KARLIN | SKARLIN@THEADVOCATE.COM | AUG 4, 2018 - 6:00 PM For years, as electric vehicle sales lagged in Louisiana compared with other states, so too has the availability of public, fast-charging stations for them. That’s starting to change. Electrify America, a Volkswagen subsidiary b...

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Louisiana joins states adopting changes for truck platoons

By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor | Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Providing authority to test driver-assistive truck platooning technology on highways continues to advance through statehouses from Louisiana to Pennsylvania. The concept uses a lead truck to control the speed and braking of ...

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Drivers: Stop your engines! State would like to see fewer Baton Rouge area motorists on the road

BY STEVE HARDY | SHARDY@THEADVOCATE.COM AUG 4, 2018 - 2:21 PM The state wants Baton Rouge-area workers to consider carpooling to their jobs to get as many cars as possible off packed roads before another round of construction on Interstate 10 begins. A total of 1,100 people are signed up to use th...

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