SporTran offering free rides for school-aged kids

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The City of Shreveport is providing Caddo and Bossier Parish school-aged children with free transportation on SporTran buses from 6 AM to 2 PM Monday through Friday during school closures. This effort is to assist students with transportation to and from established feeding sites in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. Buses will maintain their regular schedule and run their regular routes.

“This is a difficult time for our community. We have to work together to ensure that the most vulnerable among us are taken care of, and that starts with our children,” said Mayor Adrian Perkins. ”Many kids depend on school meals for a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Providing free public transit helps them get to the feeding sites during these school closures.”

“SporTran wants to do all we can to serve our community during this trying time. Providing free public transit to school-aged children helps those who need it most,” said SporTran CEO Dinero Washington.

Students are discouraged from using public transit for non-essential travel at this time to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.