Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Avoyelles Parish
Avoyelles Parish Police Jury
Last Update: 6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Avoyelles Parish Council on Aging
Legislative Districts: Senate 28 House 28
Congressional Districts: 5th
Contact: Neal J. Plauche III, Exec Dir
Address: 224 S. Preston St.
Marksville LA   71351-3036
Phone: (800) 253-9771
Fax: (318) 253-0267
Email Address: acoaneal@att.net
Funding Class: Rural - Section 5311
Profile of System
Avoyelles COA Transportation has been furnishing transportation in Avoyelles Parish for 25 years. Our organization started out in a one room office in the parish courthouse with one director, one secretary, one bookkeeper, two drivers and two transportation vans. Transportation was limited to within Avoyelles Parish.

Today, Avoyelles Parish Public Transit (APPT) has a new administrative building with an office staff of seven. Since transportation services have expanded in the past few years, a building next to the administrative building was purchased and now houses the Public Transit office. APPT fleet consists of 13 vehicles, seven of which are wheelchair lift-equipped. There are 13 full-time drivers, three substitute drivers and one full-time dispatcher. All drivers attend Defensive Driving School. APT serves all of Avoyelles Parish and travels into two adjoining parishes: Rapides and St. Landry. There are also plans to expand transportation in the near future into a portion of Pointe Coupee Parish.

Destinations include grocery stores, medical facilities, government offices, work sites, job training sites, bank facilities, stores, etc.
Characteristics of System
Vehicles: 10
Clients Served: General public
Operating Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: Fare based on trip miles
Service Area: Avoyelles Parish
2015 System Data
Total Operating Costs: $794,514
Ridership: 16,289
Annual System Miles: 213,498
Cost Per Trip: 24.39
Cost Per Mile: 1.86
Type of System: Rural
Avoyelles Society for the Developmentally Disabled
Last Update: 8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Avoyelles society for the Developmentally Disabled
Contact: Lauren Laborde, Director
Address: P. O. Box 854 377 Moreau Street
Marksville LA   71351
Phone: (318) 253-6955
Fax: (318) 240-8373
Email Address: asdd@att.net
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 3 (all are lift-equipped)
Clients Served: Developmentally disabled
ServiceProvided: TRANPORTATION AS NEEDED
Operating Hours: 5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: Not applicable
Service Area: ALL OF AVOYELLES PARISH
Type of System: Specialized