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01.18.18CATS Service to Resume this Morning

The Capital Area Transit System will resume public bus service this morning at 9 a.m., as previously announced, but expects delays on some of its routes as roads thaw.

01.17.18CATS Board meeting postponed

Due to the continuing freezing temperatures and the hazardous road conditions, the CATS Board of Commissioners meeting that was scheduled for January 17, 2018, at 4:30 has been postponed. An updated agenda will be sent once a new date and location has been set. 

01.17.18CATS Suspends Bus Service Until Thursday Morning

Out of an abundance of caution, the Capital Area Transit System is suspending bus service until 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, due to the historic severe cold weather in the area.

12.19.17CATS Board Approves 2018 Budget, Five-Year Strategic Plan as Agency Celebrates Successful 2017

he Board of Commissioners of the Capital Area Transit System today approved its 2018 operating budget and five-year strategic plan at its final meeting of 2017, capping off a year of service improvements and planning. The 2018 budget maintains the same service levels as 2017 at a minimum, though the agency is currently planning for Bus Rapid Transit to launch in 2018.

11.21.17CATS Touchdown Express Reminders for LSU’s Final Regular Season Game against Texas A&M

The Capital Area Transit System’s Touchdown Express returns to the streets one last time this season for LSU’s final regular season game against the Texas A&M Aggies.

11.16.17CATS Board Approves the Purchase of Three Electric Buses to Enhance Fleet

The CATS Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the purchase of three electric Proterra buses, which will be used to enhanced planned Bus Rapid Transit service launching in 2018.

11.07.17CATS Touchdown Express Reminders for LSU’s Early Kickoff Against Arkansas

The Capital Area Transit System’s Touchdown Express returns to the streets this week for LSU’s early game against Arkansas, beginning service at 8 a.m.

10.17.17CATS and Red Stick Project announce winners of Red Stick Bicentennial Art Contest

Who: CATS, Red Stick Project What: Winners of Bicentennial Art Contest Announced When: Artwork on display during the holiday season Where: Displayed on buses, at bus shelters and in CATS buildings Why: In celebration of Baton Rouge’s Bicentennial

10.12.17CATS Touchdown Express Reminders for LSU vs. Auburn

The Capital Area Transit System’s Touchdown Express returns to the streets this week for LSU’s game against Auburn, beginning service early at 11:30 a.m.

10.06.17CATS to suspend service Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Ahead of Tropical Storm Nate, CATS will suspend service effective 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

09.28.17CATS Touchdown Express Reminders for LSU vs. Troy

The Capital Area Transit System snaps back into action for LSU’s Week Five matchup against the Troy Trojans with Touchdown Express service beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

09.21.17CATS Touchdown Express Reminders for LSU vs. Syracuse

After a successful season opener, the Capital Area Transit System is ready to tackle Touchdown Express for the LSU-Syracuse game on Saturday, starting at 3 p.m.