Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Calcasieu Parish
Lake Charles Transit
Last Update: 1/23/2013 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: Joe Declouette
Address: 4331 East Broad Street
Lake Charles LA   70602
Phone: (337) 491-1253
Fax: (337) 491-1335
Email Address: jdeclouette@mail.city-lakecharles.org
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
Paratransit
$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
CARC INC
Last Update: 6/7/2016 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
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
Service Area: Calcasieu Parish
Type of System: Specialized
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
Last Update: 6/29/2016 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 (CPPT) was established in 2001 to provide transportation to the rural population of Calcasieu Parish. CPPT provides curb to curb transportation service. CPPT employs 8 full time bus drivers, 2 dispatchers, 2 reservationists, in addition to the transit manager. All vehicles are ADA accessible. The system operates between 6:00am to 6:00pm Monday - Saturday.
Vehicles: 11
Clients Served: General Public
Operating Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., M-S
Base Fare: $0.75 - $4.50
Service Area: Calcasieu Parish
2015 Transit Data System
Total Operating Costs: $567,232.00
Ridership: 15,711
Annual System Miles: 204,802
Cost Per Trip: 18.05
Cost Per Mile: 1.38
Type of System: Rural