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A pair of newly implemented line trolleys drive down Broussard towards the stop.

January 06, 2015

Capital Area Transit System's Garden District trolley is rolling for the first time today in Baton Rouge

by: ANDREA GALLO
The Advocate



Editor's Note: Never miss the trolley! Click here with your mobile phone or any web-connected device to see real-time movement of the cab. Select #15 for the Garden District Shuttle. Fare is $1.75 each way but Saturdays $2 will let you ride all day.


The Capital Area Transit System’s Garden District trolley is rolling for the first time today, looping between downtown and the tree-lined neighborhood as CATS continues to try to attract different types of riders.

The trolley runs every half hour on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturdays, riders can hop on and off throughout the day and the trolley will run hourly from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CATS Chief Executive Officer Bob Mirabito said he does not expect the first day to indicate how successful the trolley will be, but he said he has heard excitement and interest from people living in the Garden District. He said he hopes demand will soar on Friday, when the Arts Council of Great ...

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