Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Avoyelles Parish
Avoyelles Parish Police Jury
Last Update: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Avoyelles Parish Council on Aging
Legislative Districts: Senate 28 House 28
Congressional Districts: 5th
Contact: Sabrina Sonnier, Exec Dir
Address: 224 S. Preston St.
Marksville LA   71351-3036
Phone: (800) 253-9771
Fax: (318) 253-0267
Email Address: acoasabrinas@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 11 vehicles,which are wheelchair lift-equipped. There are 9 drivers. 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: 11
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
2017 System Data
Total Operating Costs: $558,192.51
Ridership: 15,509
Annual System Miles: 488,241.8
Cost Per Trip: 35.99
Cost Per Mile: 2.11
Type of System: Rural
Avoyelles Society for the Developmentally Disabled
Last Update: 6/7/2021 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Avoyelles society for the Developmentally Disabled
Contact: Chasity Cole, Director
Address: P. O. Box 854 377 Moreau Street
Marksville LA   71351
Phone: (318) 253-6955
Email Address: asdd@kricket.net
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 4 (all are lift-equipped)
Clients Served: Developmentally disabled
Operating Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: Not applicable
Type of System: Specialized