The public is invited to view the design plans for the bus rapid transit system

ByShannon J. Cortes

May 14, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Members of the public are invited to review design plans for the bus rapid transit system at a series of upcoming meetings.

The transit system aims to connect the north and side of Baton Rouge with downtown, according to city-parish officials. Features of the system would include frequent service, specially designed stations, real-time timetable information displays at stations, level boarding at stations, improved station lighting, and more.

“We are building Louisiana’s first bus rapid transit service,” said Mayor-Chair Sharon Weston Broome. “These meetings will give the public the opportunity to learn about the amenities of a BRT system, the route, how it will work; and even give us suggestions for naming this exciting new service.

When and where will the meetings take place:

tuesday may 17

  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Carver Branch Library, Room 2
  • 720 terrace avenue

Wednesday May 18

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • River Center Library Square
  • 250 North Blvd.

Wednesday May 18

  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Charles R. Kelly Community Center
  • 3535 Riley Street

In late 2021, Mayor Broome tested the nine-mile route along Plank Road, Florida Boulevard, and Nicholson Drive. According to Capital Area Transit System, they expect to generate $1.6 billion in economic impact for the city over the next 10 years.