|Posted on 7/31/2013 8:47:00 AM.|
|Today is the final day of the LA Swift commuter bus service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. It started in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to help displaced residents commute to New Orleans. But the state can no longer fund the transportation service. Baton Rouge Area Chamber CEO Adam Knapp is not sure what riders will do. |
|LA Swift, Adam Knapp|
|Posted on 7/26/2013 12:24:00 PM.|
LA Swift, the low-cost bus service between Baton Rouge & New Orleans will end next week. The service was begun after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, to assist displace Crescent City residents during the recovery. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Lauren Lee says 100% federal funding for LA Swift has run out, and the service will shut down next Wednesday.
|LA Swift, DOTD, Lauren Lee|
|Posted on 6/12/2013 6:40:00 PM.|
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.
|LA Swift, AARP|