Press Releases

09.21.23CATS Receives "Alternative Fuel Vehicle Leadership" Award from US Department of Energy

"This recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy is further testament to CATS' commitment to environmental sustainability and innovation in public transit. We are proud to continue working to ensure a greener and healthier future for Baton Rouge and Baker."  -Theo Richards, Interim CEO of CATS.

09.13.23Capital Area Transit System Going the Extra Mile to Enhance Safety Training for Staff

"Our commitment to safety is unwavering, and we are dedicated to providing our staff with the knowledge and tools necessary to excel in their roles while ensuring the well-being of our passengers while we connect them to what matters." Theo Richards, Interim CEO of CATS.

08.22.23Capital Area Transit System Announces 30-Day Fare Waiver Program to Support Baton Rouge Students During Transportation Emergency

"In times of crisis, it is our duty to step up and support our community. Our 30-Day Fare Waiver Program underscores CATS' dedication to the students and parents we serve. By ensuring that transportation challenges do not hinder education access, we are reinforcing our commitment to going the Extra Mile for the people of Baton Rouge." -Interim CEO Dwana Williams

07.18.23CATS Set To Upgrade Bus Tracking Application

“We are thrilled to bring this software to CATS and to the people we serve. It’s well overdue and is essential to becoming a top transit system" -Interim CEO Dwana Williams.

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.