Press Releases

10.11.22CATS Board Approves Updated Agency Safety Plan

The safety of our employees and loyal riders is our first priority here at CATS." -Interim CEO Dwana Williams.

10.10.22CATS Announces “The CATS Dash” Monthly Dashboard Feature

The CATS Dash was created to improve transparency and accountability, and to help foster trust with the public and local officials with regards to CATS’ services. We are excited for this opportunity to further demonstrate our commitment to serving the people of Baton Rouge and Baker. -CATS Interim CEO Dwana Williams

10.10.22CATS Hosting Health Fair on Friday, October 21st

08.10.22CATS to Host CATS x UMO Contactless Pay Launch Event

08.10.22CATS Announces Touchdown TRAX Service for LSU Home Games

"Touchdown TRAX not only gets you to the game safely, but helps improve game day traffic by reducing the number of cars on campus- it’s a win for everyone!” - CATS Interim CEO Dwana Williams

07.29.22CATS to Host Job Fair on August 11th

“Our dedicated CATS team is proud to serve this community and we want to continue offering employment opportunities to as many of our neighbors as we can. Together, we can continue to deliver on our mission- to connect the people of Baton Rouge and Baker to the things that matter to them.” CATS interim CEO Dwana Williams

07.18.22CATS Announces Contactless Pay Options

“We are excited to bring this technology to the people of Baton Rouge and Baker,” said CATS Interim CEO Dwana Williams. “Contactless pay will allow our riders easier access to passes and fares, speed up the boarding process, and eliminate the need to have cash and coins on hand in order to ride.”

06.30.22CATS Awarded Federal Study Grant

For many in our community, public transit is a lifeline, and this study will allow our CATS team to evaluate how we can help connect our neighbors to jobs, schools, healthcare, and other crucial services.” -CATS interim CEO Dwana Williams.

06.29.22CATS Announces Dwana Williams as Interim CEO

"Over the years, I have been blessed to see firsthand the way lives and communities can be changed when our neighbors have access to safe and reliable public transit. As interim CEO, I promise to do all I can to ensure that CATS continues to connect the residents of Baton Rouge and Baker to the people and places that matter.” -Interim CEO Dwana Williams

06.14.22CATS Awarded Federal Route Planning Restoration Grant

"This crucial funding from the FTA will allow the CATS team to perform important route planning studies and evaluate opportunities for transit-oriented development along the Florida Boulevard corridor.” -CATS interim CEO Dwana Williams.

06.03.22LYNX by CATS Microtransit Pre-Launch

“LYNX by CATS will enhance the services CATS currently provides to the City of Baker, utilizing microtransit technology to expand access to convenient, affordable, and sustainable transportation for both residents and visitors.” -CATS interim CEO Dwana Williams.

05.23.22CATS Announces Communications Director Deanna Wallace

“I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to promote the hard work of our dedicated CATS employees, and to share how their efforts help improve the lives of our valued riders and our entire community.” -Deanna Wallace