Roundup: Tougher rules for developers / Traffic technology / Ida recovery

    ICYMI: The Baton Rouge Metro Council last night approved a measure that would tighten restrictions for new development in areas at high risk for flooding—which comprise nearly 50% of East Baton Rouge Parish. The ordinance, co-sponsored by five of the council’s 12 members, is a watered-down version of a measure originally proposed earlier this summer that came under fire from the development community. Read more about the new policy from a recent Daily Report. 

    Highway AI: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is piloting an artificial intelligence traffic management platform from Waycare Technologies, the company announced today. DOTD says it aims to use the platform’s insights to enhance road conditions in the Baton Rouge region by measuring congestion and incidents. 

    Edwards to speak: Gov, John Bel Edwards will address the state during a news conference at 3:30 p.m. to discuss recovery efforts from Hurricane Ida. Watch the conference here.