POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 10:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 1:16pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The LA Swift is making its final ride down I-10 this morning.
The $5 commuter bus service will no longer travel from Baton Rouge to New Orleans . Funding for the service was pulled and DOTD says it does not have the money to keep it rolling.
“The program created in response to the hurricane, was a temporary option for affected citizens to travel between New Orleans and Baton Rouge,” a press release stated. “It began on October 31, 2005, and was previously run with a combination of funding through a Federal Transit Association (FTA) grant and a $5 passenger charge per one-way trip.”
Without the federal funds, DOTD says it does not have the money to pay for the service.
NBC33’s Lauren McCoy is on the LA Swift for its final ride. She’ll have that full report coming up at 5:00 and 6:30.