Baton Rouge Considering High-Capacity Transit System
$1.8 million federal transportation grant will study route between LSU and downtown.
BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge has been awarded a $1.8 million federal transportation grant to study plans to develop a high-capacity transit system along Nicholson Drive to better connect LSU and downtown. The money is being allocated from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, Grant Program.
There has been discussion about developing a streetcar line between LSU and downtown, because of all the large-scale construction projects either underway or slated to begin. (AP NEWS).