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BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System is looking for suggestions as the system plans a new set of routes for 2014.

Eight routes could be added and changes may be made to existing ones.

Bus riders have ideas of their own.

"Baton Rouge is growing so we need more busses," explained Trent Dalcourt. "My shift starts at 10am and I have to come up here at 8 o'clock just to make sure I can catch a buss there. The times are unreliable, sometimes over an hour and a half to two hours per bus, some routes are just not frequent enough."

Others want the buses to run later.

"I cant even stay my last two hours, to catch the 9:45pm [bus] that pulls out of here, because if I stay until 10 o'clock, I wont have no bus to get home," Kirkikis Augustus continued. "You know sometimes I even have to walk from work, it's dangerous."

CATS is holding public meetings the week of September 23rd from 6-8pm to get public input:

September 23rd
City of Baker Council Chambers
3325 Groom Road

September 24th
Delmont Service Center
3535 Riley St

September 25th
BREC Headquarters
6201 Florida Boulevard

September 26th
Bluebonnet Library
9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard

Written statements can also be sent in to the BREC Headquarters.

More about current routes HERE.

Click HERE for the CATS 2014 proposed route map.

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