On November 13, residents in Baton Rouge and Baker voted to renew the millage that serves as CATS’ primary funding source for daily operations and services to tens of thousands of riders who rely on our transit system.  

  • 91% of CATS riders have no other transportation option
  • CATS connects customers to 225,000 jobs within a half-mile radius of a transit route
  • CATS is expected to generate $1.6 billion in economic impact for greater Baton Rouge over the next 10 years
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"Renewing CATS' primary funding source is an investment our community desperately needs, both in normal times and in particular as our economy continues to recover from the pandemic. Baton Rouge's success and growth is directly tied to the type of reliable transit services CATS provides, like the state's first Bus Rapid Transit service we are partnering to implement that will ultimately connect thousands of residents across north and south Baton Rouge to jobs and opportunities to thrive."
- Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

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Thee dedicated funding for CATS will support ongoing capital costs, operations, and maintenance of the existing transit system and also allow for future system expansion by:

  • Leveraging federal funding to invest in modernizing Baton Rouge’s outdated infrastructure
  • Leveraging $1.88 million towards the construction and operations of the new Bus Rapid Transit Project – a $53.7 million project that will offer premium, high-capacity transit connecting north and south Baton Rouge.
  • Constructing new shelters and transit centers serving major job hubs, such as the new Amazon facility
  • Expanding transit innovations such as micro-transit in Baker
  • Modernize our fleet with new electric, environmentally friendly buses


Please see CATS Resource Library for additional information. 



  • Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome
  • Mayor Darnell Waites
  • East Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council
  • Visit Baton Rouge
  • Build Baton Rouge
  • Capital Area United Way
  • City Year Baton Rouge
  • Healthy BR
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association
  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
  • Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Civil Solutions
  • Cristo Rey
  • UREC
  • YWCA Greater Baton Rouge
  • Forum 225
  • Gardere Initiative
  • Mid City Redevelopment Alliance
  • BREC
  • The BRidge Agency
  • The Walls Project
  • Downtown Development District
  • The Sierra Club
  • Together Baton Rouge