super region en The Last Bus to 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