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Bus stop shelter constructed at McDonald’s on Evangeline Thruway

Posted at 9:57 AM, May 28, 2019

LCG and McDonald’s of Acadiana have cut the ribbon on a brand new covered shelter for bus riders in Lafayette. 

LCG Officials along with McDonald’s staff and guests gathered at the restaurant’s location on the Evangeline Thruway to officially open the bus shelter.

The building of the shelter was made possible through Lafayette’s “Adopt A Bus Stop” initiative. District 8 City-Parish Councilwoman Liz Webb Hebert says that she has worked for over two years to address the lack of bus stop shelters for transit riders. Of the 650 stops in the Lafayette area, LCG says that only 10 percent are covered.

The stop, located outside McDonald’s on the SE Evangeline Thruway, was created through donations from McDonald’s of Acadiana. All shelters built under the program are constructed with donations from business partners and community leaders, according to LCG.

LCG officials and staff, “Adopt a Stop” sponsors, McDonald’s staff and guests, members of the general public and media were invited to attend the event.