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CATS gearing for new look Sunday

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago March 27, 2014 Mar 27, 2014 Thursday, March 27 2014 March 27, 2014 5:47 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Troy Gaulden

BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System will roll out new buses, routes and a mobile tracking app Sunday.

CATS will introduce ten new bus routes that operate out of five hubs. The transit system also added 300 new bus stop signs and removed more than 500 stops.

The mobile tracking app for smart phones is set to go live along with route changes first thing Sunday morning. Bus riders we spoke with today had mixed feelings about the changes.

"I can get out there and the bus will be there as soon as I get out there to the corner and I won't have to wait cause sometimes it be raining and stuff," said Sonya Cockran.

"So far, like it is now, it's ok, but with these changes it's going to be a little bit different cause I'll have to go downtown to catch it. Maybe it will be better, maybe it will be worse," Joe Willis.

CATS CEO Bob Mirabito says they geared route changes to shorten ride times for most riders. Mirabito says it's now up to riders to get ready for this weekend.

"I think people are excited. I think people are a little concerned. You know, it depends on how much they've studied our new routes, how much they've looked at our new schedules, how much information they've gotten," he said.

CATS will also implement Google Trip Planner in the future so riders can plan which routes to take by inserting their location and their destination.

For more information on the changes visit the CATS website or call customer service at (225) 389-8282.

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