Press Releases

09.16.19CATS to introduce electric buses into service 

02.04.19CATS to hold information sessions ahead of Service Improvement rollout

Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will hold a series of informational sessions to discuss the upcoming Service Improvement Plan implementation, which will take effect on Sunday, February 24, 2019. There will be four sessions in both Baton Rouge and Baker to meet with customers and the public.

01.15.19Media Advisory - Updated on New Ochsner Facility

11.01.18CATS to launch RouteShout 2.0

November 1, 2018 - Baton Rouge, LA - The Capital Area Transit System announces the long awaited launch of a new mobile application to help riders track their buses on their smartphones or through the CATS website on an interactive map. The RouteShout 2.0 app can be downloaded for free on iPhone and Android devices from the Apple Store or Google Play.

04.18.18CATS On Demand establishes new reservation number

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Capital Area Transit System's CATS On Demand paratransit serivce will have a new phone number for scheduling and reservations: 225.239.2550. The new number will be in effect on April 23, 2018.

03.27.18CATS Monitoring Traffic Activity

The Capital Area Transit System is monitoring the volume and flow of traffic in areas where demonstrations may be occurring in Baton Rouge in the coming days, as it has done previously in July of 2016 and May of 2017.

03.23.18Tracking CATS: Board Meeting Updates for March 2018

The CATS Board of Commissioners met Tuesday for the agency’s regular monthly meeting, hearing updates on CATS’ projects and approving several policies and procedures for CATS’ operations.

03.16.18Construction to Affect CATS Service this Weekend

The Capital Area Transit System will have additional stop cancellations beginning Saturday, March 17 and running through Monday, March 19 at 5 a.m.

03.15.18St. Patrick's Day Parade Affects CATS Service Saturday Morning

The Capital Area Transit System will have reroutes in place during Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade on two lines in the area.

03.12.18CATS Website Honored by Advertising Industry Leaders with Two ADDY Awards

The Capital Area Transit System’s website,, was honored with two American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, by the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

03.07.18CATS Joins State and Local Officials to Launch the Commuter Krewe

CATS CEO Bill Deville joined state and local officials on Tuesday for the launch of the Commuter Krewe program, which encourages drivers to carpool to reduce traffic congestion in Baton Rouge. 

02.27.18CATS Applauds Mayor’s Decision to Bring Bus Rapid Transit to Nicholson Corridor

The Capital Area Transit System on Tuesday applauded Mayor Broome's decision to use a cost-effective Bus Rapid Transit project as a replacement to TramLink plan. CATS will immediately begin planning for the new project to determine exact costs, funding sources, routes, schedules and timeframes.