Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

East Baton Rouge Parish
Baton Rouge
Last Update: 6/29/2018 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:
Funding Class: Large Urban - FTA Sec 5307
Profile of System
CATS is a Regional Transit Authority, Political Subdivison of the State of Louisiana providing public transit service in East Baton Rouge Parish. CATS maintains a fleet of 74 ADA accessible buses for fixed route service. 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 application for the service and if qualified request service 24 hours in advance.
Characteristics of System
Vehicles: Fixed route 74 buses; Paratransit 21 vans
ServiceProvided: public transportation
Operating Hours: 4:15 a.m. - 11:300 p.m. M-F 4:150 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Saturday 4:30a.m. - 8:50 p.m. Sunday
Base Fare: Fixed Route
$1.75/$0.35 elderly,disabled,Medicare

$1.75 one-way
Service Area: East Baton Rouge Parish
2017 System Data
Total Operating Costs: Fixed: $24,070,726 Paratransit: $2,910,487
Ridership: Fixed: 3,728,427 Paratransit: 84,271
Annual System Miles: Fixed: 779,484
Cost Per Trip: Fixed: $7.78 Paratransit: $3.68
Cost Per Hour: Fixed: $101.54 Paratransit: $55.05
Cost Per Mile: Fixed: $1.68 Paratransit: $2.57
Type of System: Urban - FTA Sec 5307
The Center, Inc.
Last Update: 8/24/2018 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: The Center, Inc.
Legislative Districts: Senate District 14; House District 29
Congressional Districts: US Congressional District 6
Contact: Ruth Hubbard, Administrator
Address: 2271 Mason Ave.
Baton Rouge LA   70805
Phone: (225) 357-8977
Fax: (225) 357-9958
Email Address: thecenterinc@aol.com
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 5 (5 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
Reliant Transportation Group
Last Update: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Reliant Transportation Group
Contact: Stuart Gray
Address: 4955 North Street
Baton Rouge LA   70802
Phone: (225) 336-4814
Fax: (225) 218-9955
Email Address:
Funding Class:
Franciscan PACE, Inc.
Last Update: 8/31/2018 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Franciscan PACE, Inc.
Contact: Sharon Thoms, Director
Address: 7436 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge LA   70806
Phone: 225-490-0604
Fax: 225-490-0354
Email Address: sharon.thoms@fmolhs.org
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 7 wheelchair assessible vehicles
Clients Served: Seniors
ServiceProvided: specialized
Foundation Industries
Last Update: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Foundation Industries, Inc.
Contact: Alexander Lambert-Oswald, Business Manager
Address: 9995 Main Street
Zachary LA   70791
Phone: (225)654-6283
Fax: (225)654-3988
Email Address: foundationindustries@gmail.com
Funding Class: 5310 Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 3 Wheelchair accessible