Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

East Baton Rouge Parish
Baton Rouge
Last Update: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Capital Area Transit System (CATS)
Legislative Districts: Senate Districts 13 - 18; House Districts 29, 61-70
Congressional Districts: 6
Contact: Chief Executive Officer
Address: 2250 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge LA   70802
Phone: (225) 389-8920
Fax: (225) 926-3601
Email Address: bdeville@brcats.com
Funding Class: Large Urban - FTA Sec 5307
Profile of System
CATS is a Regional Transit Authority, Political Subdivision of the State of Louisiana providing public transit service in East Baton Rouge Parish. CATS maintains a fleet of 63 ADA accessible buses for fixed-route service, including electric and clean diesel vehicles. CATS provides paratransit service through its CATS On Demand service to persons unable to use the fixed-route system. Riders interested in CATS on Demand must submit an application for the service and if qualified request service 24 hours in advance.
Characteristics of System
Vehicles: Fixed route 63 buses; Paratransit 19 vans
ServiceProvided: public transportation
Operating Hours: M-F: 5:20 a.m. - 10:50 p.m; Saturday: 5:50 a.m. - 9:40 p.m; Sunday 6:20 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Base Fare: Fixed Route
$1.75/$0.35 elderly,disabled,Medicare

$1.75 one-way
Service Area: East Baton Rouge Parish
2019 System Data
Total Operating Costs: Fixed: $27,266,135 Paratransit: $2,156,129
Ridership: Fixed: 3,709,045 Paratransit: 94,814
Annual System Miles: Fixed: 3,047,510 Paratransit: 855,120
Cost Per Trip: Fixed: $7.09 Paratransit: $32.9668
Cost Per Hour: Fixed: $110.86 Paratransit: $58.25
Cost Per Mile: Fixed: $1.97 Paratransit: $2.86
Type of System: Urban - FTA Sec 5307
The Center, Inc.
Last Update: 11/7/2023 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: The Center, Inc.
Legislative Districts: Senate District 14; House District 29
Congressional Districts: US Congressional District 6
Contact: Angela Hubbard-Weir Executive Director
Address: 2271 Mason Ave.
Baton Rouge LA   70805
Phone: (225) 357-8977
Fax: (225) 357-9958
Email Address: info@thecenterbr.org
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Adult Day Health Care
Vehicles: 7 (6 are lift-equipped)
Clients Served: Elderly and disabled
ServiceProvided: Demand-responsive
Operating Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: None
Service Area: Parts of East and West Baton Rouge
Type of System: Specialized
Franciscan PACE, Inc.
Last Update: 8/14/2023 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Franciscan PACE, Inc.
Contact: Wendy Taylor, Senior Director
Address: 7436 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge LA   70806
Phone: 225-490-0604
Fax: 225-490-0354
Email Address: wendy.taylor@fmolhs.org
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 5 wheelchair assessible vehicles: 3mini vans 2 buses
Clients Served: Seniors
ServiceProvided: specialized
East Baton Rouge Council on Aging
Last Update: 8/9/2023 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: East Baton Rouge Council on Aging
Contact: LaShonda Dogan
Address: 965 N. 18th Street
Baton Rouge LA   70802
Phone: 225-361-0299
Email Address: ldogan@ebrcoa.org
Funding Class:
Vehicles: 11
Clients Served: Senior Citizens 60 years and older
ServiceProvided: Home to Senior Centers, Doctors Visits, etc.
Operating Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm
Base Fare: 0
Service Area: East Baton Rouge Parish