Lafayette Transit System will offer complimentary rides with “No Pay Bus Day” on Black Friday (Nov. 24) and Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25) to all riders for both daytime fixed-route and Night Owl Service. Acadiana Transit, which provides Para-Transit service, will also provide complimentary service those two days.
In anticipation of a higher traffic volume due to holiday shopping, LTS hopes to alleviate roadway congestion and reduce the stress to drivers who would otherwise be navigating crowded streets.
The No Pay Bus Day promotion applies to all three transit services, including Daytime, Night Owl, and Para-Transit.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, all LTS services will be suspended on Thursday, November 23, including Daytime, Night Owl, and Para-Transit. On Friday, November 24, LTS bus services will run the Saturday schedule, including Daytime, Night Owl, and Para-Transit. LTS offices will be closed on Saturday, November 25 in observance of the Acadian Day holiday. Regular scheduled transit services will resume on Monday November 27.
Enhanced transit service is part of several of the action items in Lafayette’s Comprehensive Plan. Through continued improvements, LTS is working to build ridership and confidence in the transit system. Free bus service provides better customer service to the existing rider base and potential transit riders.
Another enhancement to the LTS rider experience is the ability to use Google Maps to access local bus information including stops, routes, and schedules. Using the Google Map application on a smart phone or device, LTS riders are offered a more convenient transit experience with easy public transit directions within the LTS service area. By clicking the transit option within Google Maps, users are linked to their LTS route and can select preferences for the most direct route via stop/station icons that appear on the map.