LA Swift bus service hits millionth ride benchmark

Aug 24, 2012

LA Swift, the state-run commuter bus service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, will reach its millionth ride this month.

That's according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.

The bus service began in October 2005 to help people displaced by Hurricane Katrina get to and from New Orleans to work on their homes and look for jobs. But officials say it's expanded into a regular means of transportation for some commuters.

On average, more than 10,000 riders use the bus service each month, according to DOTD.

LA Swift costs $10 for a roundtrip ticket. The rest of the price for the bus service is covered by federal transit dollars.

Stops are in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Sorrento, LaPlace, Kenner and New Orleans. Schedules are online at