About CATS


Connecting you to what matters.


The Capital Area Transit System, commonly referred to as CATS, provides bus service to residents of and visitors to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Hours of Operation

CATS buses operate the following hours:

Monday - Friday – 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Saturday – 6:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Sunday – 6:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Customer Care

The Customer Care Center at the CATS terminal operates during the following hours:

Monday-Friday – 5:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – closed

The Customer Care Call Center is available by phone at 225-389-8282 whenever CATS buses are operating.

CATS Mission Statement

Enriching the lives of our customers and communities by offering independence and safety … connecting you to what matters.

CATS Vision

Safety First


Drive Economic Excellence

Integrity in Everything We Do

Social and Environmental Responsibility

CATS Governance

CATS is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners, which meets monthly to handle the business of the agency. The Baton Rouge Metro Council appoints the nine members of the CATS Board of Commissioners. The CATS Board hires a CEO to manage the day-to-day functions of the agency and implement its strategic vision for the system.

CATS is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana, funded by a combination of a local millage, self-generated funding and state and federal transportation dollars. 


CATS is a proud member of the South West Transit Association and Louisiana Public Transit Association