BATON ROUGE, La. – 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.
Three parades – Mystique, Artemis and Orion — will affect bus routes this weekend. Additionally, a fourth parade, the new Mid City Gras, may affect traffic and cause slowdowns on Sunday, but is not causing re-routes.
Route 22 — Winbourne/Cortana Mall will have the following cancelled stops effective 5 p.m. Friday, February 2 and all-day Saturday, February 3:
- Florida @ 9th E-2008
- Florida @ Post Office E-2007
- Florida @ 7th St W-2790
- Florida @ 5th W-2005
- 4th @ South of Florida S-1795
- Lafayette St @ Hampton Inn -2687
Route 44 – Florida Boulevard will have the following cancelled stops effective 5 p.m. Friday, February 2 and all-day Saturday, February 3:
- FLORIDA @ 9TH E — 2008
- FLORIDA @ POST OFFICE E — 2007
- FLORIDA @ 7TH ST W — 2790
- FLORIDA @ 5TH W — 2005
- 4TH @ SOUTH OF FLORIDA S — 1795
- LAFAYETTE ST @ HAMPTON INN — 2687
Route 103 – Downtown Airport Shuttle will have the following cancelled stops all-day Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3:
- NORTH ST @ 7TH W-1136
- NORTH ST @ 3RD W- 2772
- LAFAYETTE @ HAMPTON INN-2687
- LAFAYETTE ST @ HOTEL HILTON-2688
- RIVER ROAD @ RIVERFRONT TRANSIT SHELTER S-1434
- BELLE OF BR CASINO & HOTEL E-142
Re-Routes and stop cancellations are posted on CATS’ website and social media accounts and at stops when time allows. Road closures, which are set by the City, dictate which CATS routes have changes.
Riders with questions should call Customer Care at 225.389.8282.