Ride Acadiana™: New Multi-City Transit System Begins
Aug 15, 2018 08:44AM
● By News Desk
A much needed regional transit system is coming to Acadia and Lafayette Parish in late August. Ride Acadiana™ is a pilot bus route bringing interconnectivity to the cities of Crowley, Rayne, Duson, Scott, and Lafayette. The new public transportation resource is expected to impact the communities’ sociability, economics, and provide more education and health opportunities to its users.
According to Ride Acadiana™, there are 20 drop-off and pick-up locations. Each stop was strategically chosen to align with the pilot route’s goal of providing greater access to employment and education opportunities, and healthcare resources. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, South Louisiana Community College, and Lafayette General Medical Center are just a few of the Lafayette stops provided.
Ride Acadiana™ currently has two 16-passenger buses that will run from 5:30 a.m. till noon and from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Each bus is handicap accessible. Tickets can be purchased for as little as $5 for a two-ride trip. For more information on stops and ticket fares, visit rideacadiana.com.
Ride Acadiana™ is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture with support from the Louisiana Department of Transpiration, the Acadiana Planning Commission, and the Lafayette Consolidated Government.