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Bossier City Council approves SporTran bus route in South Bossier


Stacey Tinsley, Bossier Press-Tribune

At the Bossier City Council regular session meeting on Tuesday May 17, the council approved a resolution that will establish a six month trial period for South Bossier bus route through Sportran.

“I think it’s been a great partnership to work through this process. We’ve been able to identify the route as well as identify the location and the stops that work with in agreement with the mayor and council. I’m hoping this will be a great trial program. We will continue to communicate and work to provide the data that is requested,” said Dinero Washington, SporTran CEO.

Starting June 13, the new route will start near the Louisiana Boardwalk and run to Parkway High School. The new route will include approximately 15 stops in south Bossier.

“The administration coordinated meetings between SporTran and the members of the council that represent South Bossier over the past several months in order to establish a six-month trial route for twelve new stops. At the end of the six-month period, ridership for the stops will be evaluated and the decision to keep or amend the route will be subject to council approval. The new pilot route will not cost the city any additional money,” said Tommy Chandler, Bossier City Mayor.

For more information about the bus route, please visit: https://sportranbus.com/.

SporTran has served East Bossier, North Bossier and Barksdale Air Force Base since the 1970’s. SporTran has been working to get public transit expanded in South Bossier since the release of the Northwest Louisiana Council of Government’s 2017 Transit Development Study for the area.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the city council also approved:

An ordinance amending Ordinance 31 of 2021 increasing the appropriated amount by $400,000.00 using the American Rescue Plan Act Grant to extend the nanofiltration Pilot Study.

An ordinance authorizing an amendment with Manchac Consulting Group, Inc. to provide Engineering Services for the City of Bossier City.

An ordinance authorizing the reclassification of the part-time Property Standards Clerk Position in the Engineering Department to a Page 2 of 91 Full-time Cross Contamination Manager in the Permits and Inspections Division resulting in an increase to the operating budget of $42,740.82 to be covered by revenues from permit fees.

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