Louisiana State University’s Board of Supervisors last Friday approved the sale of a parcel of land in North Baton Rouge to the Capital Area Transit System, which CATS will use as a transit hub.
In April, the CATS Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of real estate property located adjacent to LSU Health North on Airline Highway from LSU and the State of Louisiana.
CATS CEO Bill Deville said, “This is an exciting next step that puts us closer to opening an improved hub that will greatly benefit our riders and businesses in North Baton Rouge.”
The purchase of the property will be contingent upon an environmental clearance from the Federal Transit Administration, as CATS plans to use federal funds to later build the facility on the land. View facility renderings below.
The North Baton Rouge Hub is one of four permanent transit hubs CATS plans to build in the coming years. The agency is looking into alternative funding streams for capital growth, including naming rights to transit hubs and shelter stations.