The Capital Space Transit System (CATS) and the town of Baker, La., have launched LYNX by CATS, a brand new, on-demand, shared public transportation service.
LYNX by CATS formally launches on June 7, and can present rides to and from key areas round Baker for $1.75 or much less.
“LYNX by CATS will enhance the services CATS currently provides to the city of Baker, utilizing microtransit technology to expand access to convenient, affordable and sustainable transportation for both residents and visitors,” mentioned CATS Interim CEO Dwana Williams. “We are excited to bring this pilot program to Baker and thankful for the support and cooperation of Mayor Waites and his amazing team in launching this unique service.”
LYNX by CATS is a first-of-its-kind service within the East Baton Rouge Metro space and can permit Baker residents and guests to simply ebook on-demand rides to quite a lot of areas throughout the metropolis and to the CATS fastened route system by way of the Scotlandville switch station. Riders also can request service to necessary locations close to Baker, akin to Southern College and the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR).
“The addition of LYNX by CATS in the Baker community is an exciting development and we are proud to be the city chosen for the pilot program in the capital region. Mass transit is a vital infrastructure connection for the economy and the environment,” said Baker Mayor Darnell Waites. “We appreciate the need to be able to move people efficiently, effectively and equitably while recognizing our current traffic challenges. Microtransit is a logical and effective step, for not only Baker but the entire metropolitan area to move forward as we tackle our challenges head-on. This program is about doing all of those things for the citizens of Baker right now.”
To ebook a experience, Baker riders can use the LYNX by CATS cell app (accessible on the App Retailer and Google Play) or name. As soon as a experience is entered with pickup and drop-off areas, the system will present experience choices. As soon as a vacation spot is chosen, riders are directed to a close-by digital bus cease inside a brief strolling distance, and a driver is dispatched to satisfy them at that location.
LYNX by CATS operates Monday-Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to eight:30 p.m.. A single experience prices $1.75, and riders can add further passengers for $0.35. Seniors (65+) experience for $0.35 per journey. Highschool and School college students experience free with a legitimate college ID. All LYNX by CATS autos are wheelchair accessible.
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