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.