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Stops and fares released for Acadia Commuter bus route

Posted: 4:31 PM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-06 17:31:15-04

The list of bus stops and fares for Ride Acadiana has been released.

The program is a the pilot commuter bus route connecting Acadia Parish to Lafayette, and is slated to start August 20.

A total of 20 stops make up the route, with eight stops in Crowley, three in Rayne, one each in Duson and Scott, and seven in Lafayette.

The Lafayette stops include the campuses of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College, as well as Lafayette General Medical Center and University Hospitals & Clinics. 

Official say these stops were strategically chosen to align with the pilot route’s goal of providing greater access to employment and education opportunities, and healthcare resources.

Park-and-ride locations have been created near several of the stops, so commuters to park a car and catch the bus into Lafayette.

Bus fares are $5 for a 2-ride card, and $20 for a 12-ride card, with discounts for people 65 years and over, and those disabled or on Medicare. Children 5 and younger ride free.

Fares may be paid on-board the bus with exact change, or passes may be purchased in advance at each of the city halls in Crowley, Rayne, Duson and Scott, and at Lafayette’s Rosa Parks Transportation Center.

The schedule has morning run times from 5:30 a.m.-noon, and afternoon/evening run times from 1-8 p.m.

For complete details, visit RideAcadiana.com.

The buses are two 16-seat, ADA-compliant vehicles, equipped with a lift, on-board securement area fortwo wheelchairs, and a bike rack. 

Fares: 

  • 2-ride card $5 
  • 2-ride card is $2 for 65 yrs+, Disabled or Medicare 
  • 12-ride card $20 
  • $10 for 65 yrs+, Disabled or Medicare 
  • Children 5 years and under ride free.
  • Children 12 years & under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Exact change only is accepted for on-board fare payment. Bus passes may be purchased in advance at each of the city halls in Crowley, Rayne, Duson and Scott, as well as at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in Lafayette. 

Here’s a list of the bus stops:

Crowley

• Odd Fellows Rd / Tower Rd (near Walmart) 
• Odd Fellows Rd / Cherokee Dr (Stine)
This is a designated Park & Ride location. 

• N Parkerson / Northern Ave 
• N Parkerson / E 6th St 
• N Parkerson / 1st St (Enterprise Center)
This is a designated Park & Ride location. 

• S Eastern Ave (LA13) / E Elm St (Lagrange Grocery)
This is a designated Park & Ride location. 

• N Parkerson / E 1st St (Bus Depot) 
• E Northern Ave / Hwy 90 (Acadia General Hospital) 

Rayne

• 4th St / Anding St (Southside Community Center)

This is a designated Park & Ride location. 

• American Legion Dr / 2nd St (American Legion)
Street parking here is a designated Park & Ride location. 

• Hwy 90 / Arenas St (Post Office) 

Duson 

• Toby Mouton Rd / N A St (Town Hall)
This is a designated Park & Ride location. 

Scott 

• 917 Cayret St (Scott Market)
This is a designated Park & Ride location. 

Lafayette

• Luke Street / Devalcourt St (SLCC parking lot B) 
• Bertrand / Congress St (University Hospital & Clinics) 
• Johnston St / College Rd (near Walgreens) 
• Johnston St / College Rd (near Albertsons)
These are transfer stops where riders can transfer into the Lafayette Transit System for access to 
other routes in the city. 

* E St Mary Blvd / Hebrard Blvd (UL Dupre Library) 
• Coolidge Bvd / Hospital Dr (Lafayette General Medical Center) 
• Rosa Parks Transportation Center
This is a transfer stop where riders can transfer into the Lafayette Transit System for access to 
other routes in the city.