CATS to waive fares temporarily during COVID-19 VIEW ALL ALERTS
Route 80 - Southern University
In response to the extended Stay at Home order from Governor Edwards resulting from COVID-19, CATS will temporarily run a reduced service schedule beginning Sunday, April 5, 2020. This service will be effective for the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click on the links below to review the modified route service.ay
Route 80 – Southern University Shuttle: NO service at this time.
Service to campus will be provided via Routes 10, 11, 54 and 70 via the Mini Dome outer ring bus stop and Swan Ave bus stops.
On March 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued its Memorandum on Identification of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers during COVID-19 Response” identifying essential critical infrastructure industries, including the “Mass Transit” industry, for the purpose of the declared COVID-19 state of emergency period.
This mandate directs the mass transit industry to continue normal operations, appropriately modified to account for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) workforce and customer protection guidance, with the responsibility to maintain its normal work schedule. The Governor of Louisiana declared a state of emergency on March 11, 2020, that included all transit agencies, including CATS abide by the CISA mandate.
CATS strongly encourages the community to heed the Stay at Home order from Governor Edwards and understands some people are working in the essential jobs fields that require them to continue working.
CATS is here to serve the public and has implemented limited seating capacity, waived fares, and is running a modified service.
The health and safety of our community and our operators remain our highest priority.