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Shreveport Receives $22 Million Federal Grant For Transportation Infrastructure

Courtesy: LSU-S HSC FB

MILLIONS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE: The U.S. Secretary of Transportation announced Thursday that the Biden Administration has awarded $63.1 million to support five projects in Louisiana AND $22 million of that is earmarked for Shreveport. A press conference was held yesterday as local leaders shared the news about the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Grant.

Shreveport was chosen out of a few cities in Louisiana to be awarded this grant, that will invest in $22,164,000 into improvements in public transit and infrastructure in the healthcare corridor along Kings Hwy and I-49. An additional $5.5 million in matching funds will also be added to the project coming from the Shreveport General Fund.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.