CATS TO PROVIDE FREE TRANSPORTATION TO COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC AT BON CARRE
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Capital Area Transit System (CATS), in partnership with the City of Baton Rouge, will provide free transportation until May 16th for residents to the community vaccination center located at Bon Carre, opening Friday, April 16.
CATS, with service stops all over the city, allows for easily accessible transportation to the Bon Carre vaccine site, alleviating transportation limitations faced by Baton Rouge citizens. Additionally, CATS transportation to and from the vaccine site includes free bus fares for riders. The new site will open seven days a week.
“We have an ongoing commitment to serve our community, and offering free transportation to this vaccine site, guaranteeing access for all, allows for CATS to do its part in ending this pandemic,” said Bill Deville, CATS CEO. “The opening of this community vaccine center is a great new avenue for vaccine administration in Baton Rouge, and no one should be deprived of the opportunity because they don’t have a way to get there.”
The Bon Carre site is accessible from these CATS routes:
21 Fairfields Avenue from the Cortana Transit Center
22 Winbourne Avenue from the Cortana Transit Center
44 Florida from the CATS Terminal
Route-specific information may be found at www.brcats.com.
The Bon Carre vaccine center is located at 7359 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge. All people ages 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana.
CATS is the public transportation provider for the Cities of Baton Rouge and Baker and provides more than 200,000 passenger trips each month. The agency provides service seven days a week, 363 days a year. More information may be found at www.brcats.com.