LA Swift increases fare, adds new park-and-ride location in Gonzales
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 11:18:04 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today an increase in the fare for LA Swift and the opening of a new park-and-ride stop in Gonzales.


Beginning Oct. 6, the cost to ride LA Swift will increase from $5 to $6 per one-way trip. The change in fare is a result of the increase in fuel costs for the service. The new fare applies to all riders, regardless of where they board or exit. Children under 3 will be allowed to ride for free if they sit on an adult’s lap.


Drivers are not able to provide change. All fares are handled by a Genfare machine located on the bus. Passengers insert cash or tickets into the machine when boarding and will receive a Genfare card for the difference. The Genfare card can be used on a future trip along with cash.


Also beginning Oct. 6, LA Swift will open a new park-and-ride stop at the Home Depot parking lot on La. 30 in Gonzales. A second park-and-ride stop is located at the Home Depot parking lot at 18139 Highland Road in Baton Rouge. However, DOTD has decided to close the park-and-ride stop at Convention Street in Baton Rouge because of low ridership.


Riders may board or exit buses at additional non-park-and-ride stops in Baton Rouge, Sorrento, LaPlace and New Orleans. For detailed route and schedule information or for any other questions, visit or call LA Swift at 1-877-94-SWIFT (1-877-947-9438).