81°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sat
85°
73°
40%
Sun
86°
74°
50%
Mon
84°
73°
60%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Baton Rouge may expand bus route

11 months ago June 21, 2014 Jun 21, 2014 Saturday, June 21 2014 Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:54:31 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. - Dreams of a streetcar serving the Nicholson Drive corridor that connects downtown Baton Rouge to LSU may take years to become reality, but the Capital Area Transit System is stepping up with a plan to fill the void.

The parish bus system has decided to dedicate about $1.8 million in federal grants to the growing Nicholson Drive corridor.

The system, known as CATS, received federal earmarks in 2006 for a service called Bus Rapid Transit, which is a faster bus route with more buses making limited stops - often using a dedicated lane.

CATS CEO Bob Mirabito said the funding includes about $823,000 for equipment that could be used for two buses and a shelter or station. The remaining money is dedicated to planning.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
81°
69°
Sat
PM T-Storms
85°
73°
Sun
Scattered T-Storms
86°
74°
Mon
Scattered T-Storms
84°
73°
Tue
Scattered T-Storms
84°
73°