Louisiana: Infrastructure Advocate Speaks out Against Toll Roads

The Louisiana Good Roads Association is asking the state to steer clear of toll roads as the legislature considers how to raise more funds to build a series of much needed bridges. President Kenneth Perret says toll roads have generated a lot of money in places like Houston, but only because that city has a heavy population density.

“They have as much population in the city as they have in the state. They have tremendous volume of traffic all of the time.”

He says unlike in Florida and Texas, Louisiana generally only has rush hour periods of intense traffic volume.