Baton Rouge transit customers 17 and younger to ride free
BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System's Board of Commissioners has approved a pilot program that allows customers 17-years-old and younger to ride free in the month of December.
Reports the agency hopes to encourage the use of public transit as customers get older. The one-month trial will allow CATS to judge the level of interest from young people in Baton Rouge.
To ride for free, young people will show identification proving they're eligible to bus operators when they board. If a person does not have a state identification, officials said Tuesday they can present a valid high school ID. Children under age 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.