In Louisiana State, there are a variety of transportation options available to its residents. Public transportation is managed by the state’s Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). The LADOTD provides bus service in many urban areas around the state as well as long-distance intercity travel options. Additionally, Louisiana has Amtrak rail service for those who would like to take a scenic ride through the state. A network of ferry services also operate along the Mississippi River and other waterways, connecting commuters with nearby destinations. For those who prefer to drive their own vehicles, there are plenty of highways and roads between cities within Louisiana State. The most heavily traveled roads include Interstate 10 and US 61 which cross through much of the state from east to west and north to south respectively. Furthermore, bicycle paths are available in many cities across Louisiana for cyclists who want an alternative way to get around town or explore new areas. With these various transportation options, Louisiana State offers something for everyone no matter how they choose to travel.
The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Louisiana takes 25.2 minutes. That's shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
How people in Louisiana get to work:
- 82.7% drive their own car alone
- 9.4% carpool with others
- 2.8% work from home
- 1.3% take mass transit