Thursday, June 25, 2009

LA Swift extended through June 30, 2010

LA Swift, the service that provides coach bus rides between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, will be extended through June 30, 2010. Service will continue to operate seven days a week, and fare will remain $5 per one-way trip.

The extension of service will be completely funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds in the amount of $2.3 million through the end of the 2010 fiscal year.

The LA Swift Service began on Oct. 31, 2005, as a post-Katrina recovery effort, providing transportation for workers and citizens between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Over the past three-and-a-half years, the service has been very successful, providing more than 615,000 passenger trips.

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