SporTran Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

UPDATE: Effective Monday, June 22, 2020, SporTran has returned to our amended regular service. Additional routes have been added to encourage riders to practice safe social distancing. Please wear a mask/face covering when using public transit.

CLICK HERE for the Amended Regular Schedule.

SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE:

We have made route and schedule changes provided by our COVID-19 Taskforce to improve on-time performance and to prepare for the launch of on-demand service starting Fall 2020. Changes went into effect Monday, June 22, 2020:

Route 4 – East 70th: This route will run the current Route 4B pattern Monday-Friday. The first trip departs the Southwest Transfer Hub at 6:20am. The Saturday 4B pattern and schedule are unchanged.

Route 8 – Fern Loop: This route will be eliminated. See current Route 4B for stops that will still be served.

Route 9 – Highland Loop: This route will no longer serve the Magnolia School of Excellence.

Route 11 – Kings Highway: This modified route will serve Ochsner St. Mary Medical Center on Margaret Place.

Route 12 – Kingston Loop: This route will run the current Route 12B pattern Monday – Friday with service extended to Buncombe Rd. The first trip departs the Southwest Transfer Hub at 5:30am. The Saturday 12B pattern and schedule are unchanged.

Route 22 – Southern Hills: The inbound portion of this route will now serve Crabapple and Kingston Rd stops that were previously served by Route 12.

Route 23 – Walker Road: This route will be eliminated.

Route 26 – Youree/Shreveport-Barksdale: This route will be extended from Regal Dr to LSUS.

Route 101 – Line/Linwood: This modified route to serve Ochsner St. Mary Medical Center on Margaret Place.



June 4, 2020 UPDATE: As part of Phase 2 of Governor John Bel Edwards’ plan to reopen the State of Louisiana, SporTran will continue to add routes to the current Enhanced Alternative Schedule as ridership levels rise.

  • The organization will increase route availability over the next several weeks to meet the needs of the community. 
  • Effective Monday, June 22, 2020, SporTran will return to their amended regular service.  
  • Revised schedules will be posted to www.sportran.org no later than Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

For more information on Louisiana’s phased plans to reopen, click here.


May 13, 2020 UPDATE: Beginning Monday, May 18, SporTran will increase our current Enhanced Alternative Schedule to include additional service. CLICK HERE for May 18 updated Enhanced Alternative Schedule.

  • Updated timetables and route schedules will be posted Friday, May 15.
  • We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.
  • SporTran is exploring the return to full service by mid-June.

For the protection of our passengers and employees, please wear a face mask or face covering at all times while using public transit. This includes on the bus and in the Intermodal Terminal. For an easy DIY face mask you can make at home, click here.

For for more information on Louisiana’s phased plans to reopen, click here.



COVID-19
SporTran remains committed to the health and safety of our riders. The agency has implemented service reductions to all fixed-route and Paratransit services to assist in the mitigation of community spread of COVID-19. These changes were made in the interest of public health and safety. 

We will continue to run our amended schedule during Governor John Bel Edwards’ Stay At Home Order for the State of Louisiana. Click here to read the Stay at Home Order in full. 

While the buses will continue to run, the community is strongly encouraged to limit the use of public transit to essential travel for work, health care, and nutrition only

 Fixed-Route Service

All buses are operating on an enhanced Alternative schedule. Click here to access all route schedules and timetables.

Where’s My Bus?

For a live bus map and arrival times, click here.

Paratransit Service

Paratransit services will continue to operate in order to meet the needs of the community. The agency asks Paratransit riders to assist in helping to keep the community safe by prioritizing reservations. Life-sustaining reservations will take priority at this time, followed by nutrition. We ask passengers to limit the number of recreation-based trips for their safety and the safety of our operators.

Paratransit riders can call the Paratransit reservation line at 318.673.5316 to speak with a customer service representative or click here to visit the Paratransit page.

Current Preventative Methods

The agency remains committed to the safety of our riders and has implemented additional disinfecting methods when cleaning the vehicle fleet. Our regular cleaning process includes; trash removal, sweeping and mopping of vehicle floors, and wiping down passenger and driver areas with a disinfectant solution.

The agency is enhancing the daily cleaning process to include an additional disinfectant that is sprayed to deter the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The additional cleaning process is designed to disinfect high touch areas, including all railings, seating, operator area, and fareboxes. The agency will continue to clean and disinfect all vehicles within the fleet. This includes all buses and paratransit vehicles. Each vehicle is cleaned throughout the day with a deep cleaning occurring every 24 hours. A log is maintained of all vehicles cleaned and updated daily.

Free Rides to School Feeding Sites Resumes Each Monday

Beginning Monday, March 30, Caddo Parish School’s Child Nutrition staff will resume breakfast and lunch meal service with modifications to limit contact and decrease risk for both students and staff. Meals will be distributed from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Mondays only. Each meal package will include five breakfasts and three lunches. 

While schools are closed, SporTran will provide free rides each Monday (7:30 A.m. until 12 p.m.) for school-aged children to the following school feeding sites. Buses will maintain their current routes and schedules.

School Feeding Sites Public Transportation Will Serve:

C.E. Byrd High

Caddo Heights Elementary

Caddo Magnet High

Caddo Middle Magnet

Captain Shreve High

J. S. Clark Elementary

Fair Park Middle

Northside Elementary

Ridgewood Middle

Southern Hills Elementary

Turner Elem/Middle

University Elementary

Westwood Elementary

The State of Louisiana is currently under a Stay at Home Order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Students should use public transportation for travel to school feeding sites only.