LA Swift riders concerned about likely end to bus service
Posted on 6/12/2013 6:40:00 PM.
The AARP Louisiana says thousands of commuters will be impacted and the regional economy could suffer because of the decision to end the LA Swift bus service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
 
 LA Swift is set to end June 30th, unless the state can find another 750-thousand dollars to attract federal matching dollars.
 
The AARP's Jason Tutor says they surveyed over 300 LA Swift riders and found out 51-percent of the riders use the service to get to work.
 
It's estimated over 12-thousand riders use L-A Swift every month. The service began shortly after Hurricane Katrina as a way to transport displaced New Orleans residents living in the Baton Rouge area back to the Crescent City, where they still hold jobs.
 

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