Fund the LA  Swift Program
  • Petitioned Louisiana Governor

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Fund the LA Swift Program

    1. Petition by

      Save LA Swift

This bus service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans serves 10,000 people a month in transporting people to jobs, school. medical appointments and hurricane restoration since losing their homes in Hurricane Katrina and being forced to live outside of the New Orleans area. Most riders have no other form of transportation.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. LA Swift's Media Attention

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      Save La Swift

      Save La Swift. 57 likes · 66 talking about this.

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Woman Fights to Keep LA Swift Bus Running

      BATON ROUGE- In less than a month the LA Swift bus service will stop running.

      The shuttle was set up back in 2005 after Katrina to get people back and fourth from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.

      The Department of Transportation says the federal money used to fund the program has stopped, and will end the shuttle on June 30,2013.

      One woman who says she depends on the bus to get to work in New Orleans and wants an appeal to keep the service going.

      "I'm doing everything I possibly can to try to get governor Jindal to see how much this service is needed," says Melisa York. " I sent him an email today and I started a petition on change dot org. I'm hoping that people will go online and sign the petition. So that I can submit it to governor Jindal," she explains.

      Around 12,000 people ride the bus every month according to DOTD.

      It says local government would have to come up with an extra $750,000 to keep the service going.

    5. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Brian malveau NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • about 1 year ago

      I need this bus to travel to work everyday.

    • jill sallie NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • about 1 year ago

      transportation to and from any where in this city is terrible, it is sad to see so many people needing transportation to and from work from outside the new orleans area.

    • Griouard Weddington BATON ROUGE, LA
      • about 1 year ago


    • James Pennix LAKE CHARLES, LA
      • about 1 year ago

      it's helping people

    • Shelley Warrington BATON ROUGE, LA
      • about 1 year ago

      Our community needs public transportation!


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