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Tony Tramel

The Louisiana Board of Ethics has cleared former Director of Traffic and Transportation Tony Tramel to conduct private traffic-engineering consulting work, including with Lafayette Consolidated Government, through his newly formed company, Tony Tramel Consulting, LLC. The board did issue Tramel a caveat in its advisory opinion: his private consulting work cannot place him in a direct working relationship with the department he formerly headed.

Tramel retired at the end of March. He worked as a traffic engineer in the old city of Lafayette’s Public Works Department from 1977 to 1985 — before the Traffic and Transportation Department was created under LCG — and spent 13 years in the private and public sectors in various traffic-engineering jobs in Texas and Florida before returning to Lafayette in 1998 to serve as director of the newly created department.

Tramel formed the company in early February, according to the secretary of state’s office, and requested the advisory opinion (reproduced below) in early March.

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