hassle in Baton Rouge
Guide to the CATS website:
As an International Student you might find you cannot
sight-see, nor can you shop in Baton Rouge if you don’t
own a car or don’t have friends who own cars. There
is a free, simple solution to this problem, if you don’t
mind a little waiting.
So what’s the answer? You can ride in a CATS (Capital
Area Transit System) bus to go see the sights around the
Baton Rouge area, shop for all the things you need and
don’t need, and much more.
When you go to the Capital
Area Transit System Website you
will see all the routes that are covered by the CATS
buses. They are located on the left
hand side of
the webpage. When you browse, an important thing to
keep in mind is that the main bus terminal is at the
intersection of North 22nd street and Florida Boulevard.
. In all the maps they have listed, CATS notes it
as "The Terminal" or "N22" or "Florida & N22".
All the other important destinations/places (malls
and other shopping complexes with nice places to visit)
are given on the maps. Please take a peek at the maps
before you try to take a trip.
Now, the question is how to get access to the main
bus terminal @ North 22nd & Florida Boulevard!
We can take the route #46-47-Highland which is one of
the Baton Rouge local routes. This goes up along Highland
to Florida Boulevard .
You can find it also when you click LSU campus routes
on the left side of the main CATS
web site. Once you click
the LSU campus routes link and scroll down you will see
10 different routes. One named UNIVERSITY gives you the
northern half of the 46-47-Highland route.
On the LSU campus routes web page you’ll see many
different bus routes (and they are nicely color coded!)
that come to LSU from the surrounding Baton Rouge area.
The phone numbers to contact the Office of Parking, Traffic,
and Transportation are also listed at the bottom of the
webpage. So even if you live a little off campus, you
can use one of the routes to get to LSU and take the 46-47-Highland
route to get to the main terminal. Once you hit the main
terminal, you can basically go any where in Baton Rouge
Important Web sites:
Louisiana State University Office of Parking, Traffic,
CATS – Capital Area Transit System
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