DOTD Ends Regional Transitional Transit Service for Flood Impacted Communities
Friday, September 09, 2016 at 2:11:45 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. – After operating regional transit service for three weeks in an effort to help people in flood-impacted areas get to and from downtown Baton Rouge from outlying areas, the Louisiana Department of Transportation announces that today will be the last day of service due to a lack of ridership.

The regional transit service was announced on August 20 after the historic flooding across south Louisiana. DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson made the decision to establish the transit service in an effort to restore Baton Rouge’s workforce, many of whom reside in neighboring communities outside the city and lost vehicles in the flood.

The transitional bus service was provided under contract with Hotard. The contract was set up on a week by week basis with a maximum of 4 weeks.