Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development/Compliance Programs Section



The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD)[1] is a state government organization in the United States, in charge of maintaining public transportationroadwaysbridgescanals, select levees, floodplain management, port facilities, commercial vehicles, and aviation which includes 69 airports, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The agency has approximately five thousand personnel on staff and an operating budget of $2.3 billion. DOTD operations are run through nine district offices across the state.

The current DOTD Secretary is Dr. Shawn D. Wilson, appointed in January 2016 by Governor John Bel Edwards. Other functions of the DOTD are Dams (Dam Safety Program), flood control (Floodplain Management, water resource management (wells), and maintaining state run ferries and moveable bridge status.[2] The Louisiana Transportation Authority (LTA) is also under the DOTD,[3] as well as the DOTD port construction and development.

The Compliance Programs Section is composed of the following: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Small Business Element (Certification and Contract Administration); Labor Compliance; Contract Compliance; ADA/Title VI; EEO/Title VII; and the On-The-Job (OJT) Training programs.

Services Provided

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Parish Business Issues
  • Asian-American Business
  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • State Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Certification

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
Contact Information
Paula Roddy
P.O. Box 94245
3RD Floor, Room 305-L
Baton Rouge, LA 70804