LA Swift http://wrkf.org en The Last Bus to New Orleans http://wrkf.org/post/last-bus-new-orleans <p>LA Swift got its start after Hurricane Katrina, shuttling evacuees and recovery workers between the Crescent and Capitol cities.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ridership spiked after the storm, dropped off, and is now steadily growing. But the riders are commuters, using the bus to get to work.</span></p><p>The bus ran out of funding in June, but the service provider agreed to keep rolling another month. Long-time rider&nbsp;MiLisa&nbsp;York, who’s started a petition to keep the bus going long-term.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 13050 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: DOTD's Dustin Annison, Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker, Author Daniel Bergner http://wrkf.org/post/monday-dotds-dustin-annison-metro-councilwoman-tara-wicker-author-daniel-bergner <p>DOTD spokesman Dustin Annison and EBR Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker, talk about the future of LA Swift bus service&nbsp; between here and New&nbsp;Orleans ... or the lack thereof.&nbsp;</p><p>Author <a href="http://danielbergner.com/" target="_blank">Daniel Bergner</a>&nbsp;on his book, "What Do Women Want: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire."</p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:43:52 +0000 Jim Engster 11981 at http://wrkf.org Survey Says LA Swift Shut Down Could Hurt Jobs http://wrkf.org/post/survey-says-la-swift-shut-down-could-hurt-jobs <p>State plans to shut down the low-cost bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans may harm economic ties between the cities.</p><p>According to <a href="http://connect.cpex.org/files/2013/06/Ridership_Trends_Characteristics.pdf">a survey </a>released Wednesday by The Center for Planning Excellence, more than half of LA Swift riders use the service to get to and from work.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:52:31 +0000 Kelly Connelly 11876 at http://wrkf.org