Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Lafayette Parish
Lafayette Transit System
Last Update: 8/12/2022 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
Lafayette Transit System provides public transportation within Lafayette Parish. Service is provided on seven routes with eleven buses in use at peak service. The system utilizes a downtown hub with route headways of 30 minutes. All heavy duty buses are 35 foot low floor ADA accessible (ramp) buses. The paratransit service is provided by a contract vendor. The current contractor is Acadiana Transit System. The vendor provides 6 ADA accessible buses in service whenever the fixed route system is running. Para transit users must be prequalified by the Lafayette Transit System or any other paratransit service. Service is demand response 24 hours in advance but same day service is available on a limited basis.
Characteristics of System
Vehicles: Fixed Route - 23 heavy duty buses consisting of CNG fueled, clean diesel fueled, and diesel electric
Clients Served: Fixed route-General public; Paratransit- Qualified persons.
ServiceProvided: Fixed Route serves the city of Lafayette including schools, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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
2019 System Data (Fixed/Paratransit)
Total Operating Costs: $4,547,073 / $821,741
Ridership: 1,323,621 / 34,787
Annual System Miles: 1,019,849 / 252,921
Cost Per Trip: $3.44 / $23.62
Cost Per Hour: $88.81 / $33.14
Cost Per Mile: $4.46 / $3.25
Type of System: Urban/Large Urban
LARC, Inc.
Last Update: 6/20/2022 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: 14 total vans-13 wheel chair equiped
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: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Lafayette Council on Aging
Contact: LaKisha Varner, 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: 6/20/2022 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: ARC of Acadiana, Inc.-Lafayette
Contact: Chelsea Guidry
Address: 2008 Eraste Landry Rd
Lafayette LA   70506
Phone: 337-367-6813
Fax: 337-234-7736
Email Address: Chelsea.Guidry@arcofacadiana.org
Funding Class: Non Profit
Since 1954, The Arc has been devoted to improving quality of life for all of our constituents. The Arc of Acadiana is a family driven Organization.

We are committed to securing for all people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to develop, participate, and live life to their fullest potential......

We offer a vision of society that accepts all individuals with their own unique capabilities and allows them to contribute as much as possible to their chosen communities.
Vehicles: 17
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