Shreveport Area Transit System

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Shreveport Area Transit System
Headquarters 400 Crockett Street, Shreveport
Locale Caddo and Bossier Parishes
Service area Shreveport and Bossier City
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 17
Hubs SporTran Downtown Terminal
Fleet 50
Operator Shreveport Transit Management

The Shreveport Area Transit System, commonly known as SporTran, is a public transportation bus system based in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. It runs bus routes in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana. All bus routes converge at the Downtown Terminal in Downtown Shreveport.

SporTran provides public transportation in the form of buses and lift vans. SporTran is one of the oldest public transportation systems in the south. SporTran has been in continual service for over 125 years with only one interruption due to the strike of 1957.

SporTran operates seven days a week on 17 bus routes from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with shorter operations on the weekends. As of 2006, SporTran operates night service on five routes (mostly supplementing daytime service after end of service) between 8:00 p.m. and midnight Monday through Saturday with no service on Sundays.

SporTran has a fleet of over 50 buses equipped to handle all passengers, including those with disabilities. Their newest buses are equipped with the emission reduction systems and an experimental dual-fuel (Hybrid) bus was placed in service in 2005.


Downtown Terminal[edit]

Address: 400 Crockett Street, Shreveport[1]
Coordinates: 32°30′42″N 93°44′52″W / 32.51167°N 93.74778°W / 32.51167; -93.74778
Facilities: All routes connect at this downtown bus terminal, which was opened in 1986

Bus Garage[edit]

Address: 1115 Jack Wells Boulevard, Shreveport
Coordinates: 32°32′06″N 93°45′24″W / 32.53500°N 93.75667°W / 32.53500; -93.75667
Facilities: Shreveport Transit Management office and bus maintenance


Regular routes [2]
No. Name Places served and notes
1 Metro Loop
2 Metro Loop
3 Queensboro
4 Fairgrounds
5 Linwood
6 Cedar Grove
7 Line Ave.
8 Highland
9 Broadmoor
11 Southern Hills
12 M.L. King, Jr.
14 Barksdale
15 North Bossier
16 East Bossier
18 Russell Road
19 Allendale
20 Pines Road
Night Service[3]
No. Name Places served and notes
N-101 Shreveport East Shreveport, V.A. Medical Center, LSU Shreveport
N-201 Shreveport
N-301 Shreveport LSU Medical Center, Regional Airport
N-401 North Shreveport North Shreveport, Southern University
N-501 East Bossier Bossier Parish Community College
N-601 North Bossier Willis-Knighton Bossier Health Center


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