Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Avoyelles Parish
Avoyelles Parish Police Jury
Last Update: 11/7/2023 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: (318) 253-9771
Fax: (318) 253-0267
Email Address: acoasabrinas@bellsouth.net
Funding Class: Rural - Section 5311
Profile of System
Avoyelles Transit has been furnishing transportation in Avoyelles Parish for 30 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) is now located at 224 South Preston in Marksville. APPT fleet consists of 7 vehicles, which are wheelchair lift equipped. There are 5 drivers who are trained to serve Avoyelle Parish residents. 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.
Avoyelles Public Transit
Vehicles: 7
Clients Served: General public
ServiceProvided: Demand Response
Operating Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: Fare is based on mileage
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: 38.89
Cost Per Hour: 46.48
Cost Per Mile: 2.26
Type of System: Rural
Avoyelles Society for the Developmentally Disabled
Last Update: 5/28/2024 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
ServiceProvided: TRANPORTATION AS NEEDED
Operating Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: Not applicable
Service Area: ALL OF AVOYELLES PARISH
Type of System: Specialized