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02.22.18CATS Adopts Shorter Window for Measuring On-Time Performance, Holding Itself to a Higher National Industry Standard

The Capital Area Transit System is holding itself to a higher, more efficient standard when it comes to measuring performance in 2018, changing the timeframe for a bus to be considered "on time" from a 10-minute window to a five-minute one, which is the nationally recognized standard.

02.20.18CATS Awards Paratransit Service Contract to MV Transportation Following Months-Long Procurement Process

The CATS Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday evening to award the contract for paratransit services to MV Transportation, Inc. after a months-long procurement process.

02.08.18CATS Weekend Service Altered by Mardi Gras Celebrations

Five routes will be altered by Mardi Gras parades this weekend, the Capital Area Transit System advises riders. CATS will also offer a limited Saturday schedule on Tuesday for Mardi Gras, as it does for many holidays.

02.01.18Government Street ‘Road Diet’ Construction Causes CATS Reroutes

The Capital Area Transit System announced re-routes caused by the construction on the Government Street “Road Diet,” which started this week.

02.01.18Mardi Gras Parades Affect CATS Weekend Service

The Capital Area Transit System advises riders that several bus routes and stops will be affected by area Mardi Gras parades over the next two weekends as the celebrations intensify.

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.