BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Public transportation in downtown Baton Rouge has returned with the CATS Downtown Circulator.
The old trolley that serviced the downtown area stopped running due to the pandemic. Capital Area Transit Director of Planning Cheri Soileau says changes are coming for the area.
“There’s events coming in, the riverboats are starting to come, the casinos are opening up,” said Soileau.
With more traffic in the downtown area, CATS and the Downtown Development District are reintroducing the downtown circulator. It’s a move program director Casey Tate said will impact the area economically.
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“We just hope that this bus helps the restaurants which all have been impacted by the COVID pandemic. Downtown, in general, is very walkable but you can see in August, you’re not going to want to walk 10 blocks to get to a…