Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Lafayette Parish
Lafayette Transit System
Last Update: 1/28/2013 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@lafayettegov.net
Funding Class: Small 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 23 35-foot low floor buses, all of which are lift or ramp equipped. The fleet is composed of diesel buses (16 buses) and compressed natural gas buses (7 buses). ADA complimentary paratransit service is provided via a vendor service contract with Acadiana Transit System. The vendor provides 5 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 - 23 Buses; Paratransit 5 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: 6:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Base Fare: Fixed Route
Adults
$1.00
Children 5 to 12
$0.90

Children under 5
Free

Medicare, Elderly & Handicapped
$0.50

Paratransit

one-way
$1.50
Service Area: Lafayette City Corporate limits
2011 System Data (Fixed/Paratransit)
Total Operating Costs: $4,881,155 / $659,599
Ridership: 1,474,650 / 28,506
Annual System Miles: 651,812 / 223,228
Cost Per Mile: $6.72 / $2.84
Type of System: Urban/small urban
LARC, Inc.
Last Update: 6/19/2017 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: 15 (9 wheel chair equipped)
Clients Served: Elderly and 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: 6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Lafayette Council on Aging
Contact: Monica Scott, Executive Director
Address: 160 Industrial Pkwy.
Lafayette LA   70508
Phone: (337) 262-5990
Fax: (337) 262-1365
Email Address: larry@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
SMILE
Last Update: 1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: SMILE (St. Martin, Iberia, Lafayette CAA)
Contact: Irma Bourgeois
Address: 501 St. John Street
Lafayette LA   70501
Phone: (337)234-3272
Fax: (337)234-3274
Email Address: ijb@smilecaa.org
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 9
Clients Served: Elderly, Disabled