Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Lafayette Parish
Lafayette Transit System
Last Update: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Lafayette Transit System
Legislative Districts: Senate Districts 22, 23, 24, 26 & House Districts 39, 42 - 45
Congressional Districts: 7
Contact: Michael Mitchell
Address: P.O. Box 4017-C
Lafayette LA   70502
Phone: (337)291-8570
Fax: (337)291-7066
Email Address: mmitchell@lafayettela.gov
Funding Class: Large Urban - FTA Sec 5307
Profile of System
The City of Lafayette transit systems provides transit service to Lafayette Parish. Twelve routes provide scheduled service to within the city of Lafayette. The transit system operates 13 buses daily (Monday through Saturday). The total fleet size is 25 35-foot low floor buses, all of which are ramp equipped. The fleet is composed of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) 14 buses and diesel buses (11 buses). ADA complimentary paratransit service is provided via a vendor service contract with Acadiana Transit System. The vendor provides 6 ADA accessible buses to be in service at times of fixed-route service. Users of the paratransit service must fill out an application to qualify for service. Service is demand response and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Same day scheduled service is available on a limited basis.
Characteristics of System
Vehicles: Fixed Route - 25 Buses; Paratransit 6 Vans + Mini-buses
Clients Served: Fixed route-All citizens Paratransit- Disabled and Elderly
ServiceProvided: Service available to all schools and University, all major hospitals, and major employment centers
Operating Hours: 5:45 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Base Fare: Fixed Route
Children 5 to 12

Children under 5

Medicare, Elderly & Handicapped


Service Area: Lafayette City Corporate limits
2016 System Data (Fixed/Paratransit)
Total Operating Costs: $4,570,062 / $743,382
Ridership: 1,566,616 / 34,888
Annual System Miles: 707,634/ 250,721
Cost Per Trip: $2.66/$19.84
Cost Per Hour: $80.14/$27.26
Cost Per Mile: $6.72 / $2.84
Type of System: Urban/Large Urban
LARC, Inc.
Last Update: 4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: LARC, Inc.
Contact: Fred Savoie/ Transportation Manager
Address: 303 New Hope Road
Lafayette LA   70506
Phone: (337) 989-1803
Fax: (337) 981-4925
Email Address: fsavoie@lafayettelarc.org
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 16 (12 wheel chair equipped)
Clients Served: Elderly/Mentally Challenged
ServiceProvided: Demand Response
Operating Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Base Fare: NONE
Service Area: Lafayette, St. Martin, Acadia and Vermillion Parish areas.
Type of System: Specialized
Lafayette Council on Aging
Last Update: 4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Lafayette Council on Aging
Contact: Katherin Boudreaux, Executive Director
Address: 160 Industrial Pkwy.
Lafayette LA   70508
Phone: (337) 262-5990
Fax: (337) 262-1365
Email Address: coadirector@lafcoa.org
Funding Class: Non-profit
6 passenger vans
Vehicles: 3 (all are lift-equipped)
Clients Served: Elderly, disabled
ServiceProvided: Demand-responsive
Operating Hours: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Base Fare: Donations accepted
Service Area: Lafayette Parish
Type of System: Specialized
ARC of Acadiana, Inc.-Lafayette
Last Update: 4/9/2020 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: ARC of Acadiana, Inc.-Lafayette
Contact: Dana Gadney
Address: 2008 Eraste Landry Rd
Lafayette LA   70506
Phone: 337-367-6813
Fax: 337-234-7736
Email Address: Dana.Gadney@arcofacadiana.org
Funding Class: Non Profit
Vehicles: 20
Clients Served: MRDD
ServiceProvided: Demand Response
Operating Hours: 8am to 5pm, M - F
Weekend as needed
Service Area: Lafayette, Acadia, St. Landry & Iberia
Ridership: 5310 Elderly & Disabled