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Posted on: March 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] CATS to run a modified weekday service during COVID-19

Baton Rouge, LA — Thursday, March 19, 2020 — As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will temporarily run a modified weekday schedule effective Friday, March 20, 2020, and until further notice. Service will still begin daily at the same time. There will be no additional buses for peak service and the last buses will pick up customers at 9:30 p.m.

This measure is to ensure the safety of CATS operators and customers during this time of social distancing. The agency will monitor the service daily to determine if changes are needed. This will remain in effect until directives from officials change.

CATS is also waiving fares to ride the buses. However, in keeping with orders from officials, if there are already ten customers on a bus, customers will need to wait for the next bus to board. Operators will convey this information to customers at the stops. Also, all customers must use the door at the rear of the bus to enter and exit, for social distancing and the drivers’ safety.

"We recognize that we are in a challenging time right now," said CATS CEO Bill Deville. "We will continue providing service as long as it is safe to do so, and we want to respect the call for isolation as much as possible. This is the best way for us to meet both needs."

More information can be found at or by calling the Customer Care Center at 225-389-8282.

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