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Louisiana DOTD to cease LA Swift operations

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On June 10, 2013 @ 11:14 am In News & Analysis | No Comments

2002LargeLogoClearBackThe Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced that its primarily federally-funded bus service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge will cease operations on June 30.

The program, known as LA Swift, was created in 2005 as a temporary option to help citizens who were affected by Hurricane Katrina to travel between the two cities. The service was funded by both a Federal Transit Association (FTA) grant and a $5 passenger charge per one-way trip.

The service would have cost approximately $750,000 each year in local funds to continue after a decrease in federal funding. Louisiana lawmakers have not found a way to raise those funds, even with an fare increase.

For more information, visit laswift.com.


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