Press Releases

08.10.22CATS to Host CATS x UMO Contactless Pay Launch Event

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

11.08.21CATS Highlights Projects on Tour of Bus Rapid Transit Route

The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) and its project partners hosted a bus tour today of the bus rapid transit project highlighting the numerous planned projects along the route.

11.01.21CATS Kicks Off Comprehensive Operational Analysis to Improve Efficiency and Service

The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) has launched a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) of its entire system, a periodic evaluation considered a best practice among transit systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness in serving communities.

09.28.21Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to be honored

09.07.21CATS to provide Touchdown Express