Baton Rouge, LA- In a groundbreaking move towards greater inclusivity, the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) proudly introduces its ADA Program, 'All Stop Access Program (ASAP),' and commences the construction of ADA-accessible bus stops. Join us on Wednesday, November 1 at 2 p.m. at bus stop no. 2941 (on the 5600 block of Lanier Drive) as we break ground on this transformative project.
The ceremony, along with CATS ASAP, is an initiative that underscores CATS’ unwavering commitment to ensuring that all passengers have safe and convenient access to bus stops. The accessible stop improvements involve installing firm and stable surfaces designed to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs. Additionally, these improvements include surface treatments that are intended to assist visually impaired riders. Furthermore, there are other enhancements in the plan.
This initiative is in direct response to concerns addressed in a recent legal settlement.
"The groundbreaking of ADA-accessible bus stops is a testament to our dedication to accessibility. It underscores our commitment to making public transportation more welcoming and convenient for all members of our community,” said Theo Richards, Interim CEO. "We are thrilled about the positive impact this will have on our passengers' livelihood."
CATS is committed to ensuring that all 1,500 bus stops in Baton Rouge and Baker become ADA Accessible over the next decade. They invite the community to follow the project's progress and share in the celebration of this significant advancement in creating a more accessible and inclusive public transportation network.