LA Swift got its start after Hurricane Katrina, shuttling evacuees and recovery workers between the Crescent and Capitol cities.
Ridership spiked after the storm, dropped off, and is now steadily growing. But the riders are commuters, using the bus to get to work.
The bus ran out of funding in June, but the service provider agreed to keep rolling another month. Long-time rider MiLisa York, who’s started a petition to keep the bus going long-term.
DOTD spokesman Dustin Annison and EBR Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker, talk about the future of LA Swift bus service between here and New Orleans ... or the lack thereof.
Author Daniel Bergner on his book, "What Do Women Want: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire."
State plans to shut down the low-cost bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans may harm economic ties between the cities.
According to a survey released Wednesday by The Center for Planning Excellence, more than half of LA Swift riders use the service to get to and from work.