Press Releases

03.18.20CATS to run a modified weekday service during COVID-19

03.14.20Emergency Declaration from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

03.13.20Regarding CATS Service

02.11.20CATS Hosts Cortana Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

12.17.19CATS to purchase three additional electric buses

11.07.19City-Parish, Capital Area Transit System and Build Baton Rouge announce award of U.S. Department of Transportation BUILD Grant for Louisiana's first bus rapid transit project

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.