BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Members of the public are invited to view the design plans of the Bus Rapid Transit System at a series of upcoming meetings.

The transit system aims to connect north and side Baton Rouge to downtown, according to City-Parish officials. Features of the system would include frequent service, specially designed stations, real-time schedule information displays at stations, level boarding at stations, improved station lighting, and more.

“We’re building Louisiana’s first bus rapid transit service,” said Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “These meetings will give the public an opportunity to learn about the amenities of a BRT system, the route, how it will operate; and even give us suggestions for naming this exciting new service.”

When and where meetings will be held:

Tuesday, May 17

  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Carver Branch Library, Room 2
  • 720 Terrace Avenue

Wednesday, May 18

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • River Center Library Plaza
  • 250 North Boulevard

Wednesday, May 18

  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Charles R. Kelly Community Center
  • 3535 Riley Street

In late 2021, Mayor Broome tested out the nine-mile route running along Plank Road, Florida Boulevard, and Nicholson Drive. According to Capital Area Transit System, they expect to generate $1.6 billion in economic impact for the city in the next 10 years.