Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

De Soto Parish
DeSoto Parish Public Transit
Last Update: 6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: DeSoto Parish Council on Aging
Legislative Districts: Senate 38 House 23
Congressional Districts: 4th
Contact: Cheryl Lane
Address: P. O. Box 996 404 Polk Street Suite A
Mansfield LA   71052-0996
Phone: (318) 872-3700
Fax: (318) 872-9473
Email Address: dcoa@bellsouth.net
Funding Class: Rural - Section 5311
Profile of System
DeSoto Public Transit is the only full service public transportation system in DeSoto Parish.

Our drivers and staff are required to undergo training throughout the year and are always current in the transit news world. If there is a way to improve, we will be the first in line. Our motto: "If it weren’t for you, our customers, there would be no purpose for us."
Characteristics of System
Vehicles: 7
Clients Served: General Public
Operating Hours: 3:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Base Fare: $6 - $15 depending upon age and area of pick up
Service Area: De Soto Parish
2015 System Data
Total Operating Costs: $556,934
Ridership: 18,151
Annual System Miles: 162,045
Cost Per Trip: 15.34
Cost Per Mile: 1.72
Type of System: Rural
DeSoto Habilitation Services
Last Update: 6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: DeSoto Habilitation Services
Contact: Elisia Minton
Address: P. O. Drawer 1238 1528 Old Jefferson Hwy
Mansfield LA   71052
Phone: (318) 872-3255
Fax: (318) 872-3233
Email Address: darc_01@bellsouth.net
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
overview & goals
DeSoto Habilitation Services provides transportation for the client's in our Day Hab. to the Day Hab. and from their homes, to work sites, shopping,Dr.appointments, events, activities and field trips.

goals: We want to provide transportation that is safe, reliable, depedable transportation in the most cost effective manner possible.
Vehicles: 5
Clients Served: Developmentally Disabled
ServiceProvided: Demand-responsive
Operating Hours: Drivers start thir route @ 5:30am to 6:00am and in the evenings 2:30PM -5 PM.

Our Agency is open from 7:30AM - 2:30 PM
Base Fare: Not applicable
Service Area: all of DeSoto Parish
Desoto Habilitation Services, Cost Report
Total Operating Costs: Total operating $302,468.09; Transportation: $80,695.77
Annual System Miles: 112,127
Type of System: Specialized