Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Calcasieu Parish
Lake Charles Transit
Last Update: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: City of Lake Charles Transit
Legislative Districts: Senate Districts 25-28, 30; Houst Districts 32-37
Congressional Districts: 7
Contact: Al Hoover
Address: 1155 Ryan Street
Lake Charles LA   70601
Phone: 3374911267
Fax: (337) 491-1335
Email Address: al.hoover@cityoflc.us
Funding Class: Small Urban - FTA Sec 5307
Profile of System
Lake Charles Transit System (LCTS) was established in 1969 to provide public transportation to the city’s population. LCTS provides fixed-route and demand-response (paratransit) service within the city service area, which is the entire corporate limits. The City Council sets policy for LCTS, with a transit manager responsible for policy implementation and day-to-day management of transit operations. In addition to the transit manager, LCTS employs 14 full-time bus drivers, two mechanics, and three administrative personnel. LCTS operates out of the City’s Public Works Maintenance Facility. LCTS operates four buses on four routes, while providing next day, demand-response service with two paratransit shuttles. Users of the paratransit service must fill out an application to be considered eligible for ridership. All vehicles are ADA accessible. The system operates between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekdays except on public holidays. Plans are currently underway to implement the purchase of four new buses to replace older buses.
Characteristics of System
Vehicles: 4 Fixed Route 8 fcity buses; 2 vans
Clients Served: population of Lake Charle
Operating Hours: 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: Fixed Route
$0.75 one-way
Senior, Disabled, Medicare
$0.25 one-way
$1.00 one-way
children under 18 months free
Service Area: City limits of Lake Charles
1997 System Data
Total Operating Costs: $1,221,787
Ridership: 185,723
Annual System Miles: 248,000
Cost Per Mile: $4.93
Type of System: Urban
Last Update: 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: CARC INC
Legislative Districts: 34
Congressional Districts: 3
Contact: Libby Leone, Exec Dir
Address: 4100 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave
Lake Charles LA   70615
Phone: (337) 433-3620
Fax: (337) 439-1886
Email Address: clejeune@carc.us
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Transportation for Elderly and Disabled to and from work.
Vehicles: 10 (9 are lift-equipped)
Clients Served: Birth-Elderly Disabled/Mentally Retarded
ServiceProvided: Demand-responsive
Operating Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. day program M-F
Base Fare: Provided by DHH
Service Area: Calcasieu Parish
Type of System: Specialized
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
Last Update: 8/24/2018 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Calcasieu Parish Public Transit/HumamService Transit
Legislative Districts: Senate 27 House 34
Congressional Districts: 3rd
Contact: Tarek Polite
Address: P.O. Box 3171
Lake Charles LA   70601-3171
Phone: (337) 721-4040
Fax: (337) 721-4181
Email Address: tpolite@cppj.net
Funding Class: Rural - Section 5311
Calcasieu Parish Public Transit
Calcasieu Parish Public Transit (CPPT) was established in 2001 to provide transportation to the rural population of Calcasieu Parish. CPPT provides curb to curb transportation service. CPPT employs 7 full time bus drivers, 1 dispatchers, 2 reservationists, in addition to an administrative assistant and a transit manager. All vehicles are ADA accessible. The system operates between 6:00am to 6:00pm Monday - Saturday.
Transportation Service
Vehicles: 12
Clients Served: General Public
ServiceProvided: Curb to Curb
Operating Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., M-S
Base Fare: $1.00 - $5.00
Service Area: Calcasieu Parish
5311 - FY 2017-2018
Total Operating Costs: $332,600.00
Ridership: 14,462
Annual System Miles: 196,677
Cost Per Trip: 22.99
Cost Per Mile: 1.69
Type of System: Rural
Calcasieu Parish Voluntary Council on Aging, Inc.
Last Update: 6/26/2019 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Calcasieu Parish Voluntary Council on Aging, Inc.
Legislative Districts: Senate 27 House 23, 34, 35, 36
Congressional Districts: 3rd
Contact: Jacqueline Green
Address: 3950 Highway 14
Lake Charles LA   70607
Phone: 3374742583
Fax: 3374746563
Email Address: jgreen@calcoa.org
Funding Class: 5310 Elderly & Disable Transit Program
This program is designed to assist Seniors and Disabled persons who reside in Calcasieu Parish who are unable to transport themselves and/or have limited options and support. Non –Emergency Transportation helps to meet appointment needs, to maintain a productive way of life and to maintain and improve health.
Vehicles: 4
Clients Served: Elderly & Disabled
ServiceProvided: Demand Response
Operating Hours: Monday thru Friday
7:00 to 4:00
Base Fare: N/A
Service Area: Calcasieu Parish
Total Operating Costs: 153,911.00
Ridership: 5400
Annual System Miles: 72088
Cost Per Trip: 17.91
Cost Per Hour: 20.54
Cost Per Mile: 1.27
Type of System: Rural