The nightmare of BR traffic: Can anything be done?

Posted at 11:37 AM, Aug 05, 2018

The state wants Baton Rouge-area workers to consider carpooling to their jobs to get as many cars as possible off packed roads before another round of construction on Interstate 10 begins, our media partners at The Advocate report. 

A total of 1,100 people are signed up to use the capital region’s new ride-share app, Commuter Krewe. It remains to be seen whether the latest model will have an appreciable effect on traffic congestion around Baton Rouge. Previous ones haven’t, the newspaper reports. 

Advisers to the state Department of Transportation and Development declined to comment on how many of the 1,100 downloaders are actively using the app, saying it’s still in the pilot phase. Still, if a ride-sharing program could take 1 percent of cars off the road, it would make a difference, AECOM consultant Derek Chisholm told the Advocate. 

To read the in-depth story, which takes a look at other options and efforts, click here