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SporTran to launch south Bossier bus service; mayor says he was not consulted

“We’ve worked closely with Mayor Tommy Chandler and his staff to build a schedule and stop map that makes sense for the residents and businesses there”
Over 20 bus stops are established in south Bossier, including stops at Brookshire Grocery...
Over 20 bus stops are established in south Bossier, including stops at Brookshire Grocery Arena, the Walmart Neighborhood Market, Plantation Plaza, Parkway High School and more.(Christian Piekos)
Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2021 at 10:28 PM CST
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BOSSIER CITY, La (KSLA) — SporTran announced on Tuesday, Dec. 21 that they would be expanding fixed-route bus service to south Bossier City.

Route 29 is set to run Monday through Friday each week. It will begin Monday, Jan. 3.

More than 20 bus stops are established in south Bossier, including stops at Brookshire Grocery Arena, the Walmart Neighborhood Market, Plantation Plaza, Parkway High School and more.

While Sportran says they have worked with the city on the expansion, Mayor Chandler took to Facebook on Tuesday evening to say he was unaware of the project.

All fares for all SporTran vehicles and services inside the Shreveport-Bossier City limits will be free to the public for 2022 and 2023. This is possible by a federal grant.

SporTran’s facilities map shows the locations of its intermodal terminal and its Bossier transfer hub, southwest transfer hub and Shreveport Regional hub:

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