Shreveport Area Transit System

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Shreveport Area Transit System
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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
Website http://www.sportran.org/
A SporTran bus in 2015

The Shreveport Area Transit System, commonly known as SporTran, is a public transportation bus system based in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. 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.

Facilities[edit]

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

Routes[edit]

Regular routes [2]
No. Name Places served and notes
1 Metro Loop 1 Loops south-central part of Shreveport (clockwise)
2 Metro Loop 2 Loops south-central part of Shreveport (counter-clockwise)
3 Queensboro West and Southwest Shreveport including Regional Airport
4 Fairgrounds West Shreveport, Louisiana State Fairgrounds including Independence Stadium and Fair Grounds Field
5 Linwood South Shreveport (west of #6), including LSU Medical Center / UniversityHealth
6 Cedar Grove South Shreveport (east of #5, west of #7)
7 Line Ave. South Shreveport (east of #6)
8 Highland Southeast Shreveport (west of #9)
9 Broadmoor Southeast Shreveport (east of #8)
11 Southern Hills Southwest Shreveport
12 M.L. King, Jr. North and Northwest Shreveport including Southern University
14 Barksdale Barksdale AFB and southern Bossier
15 North Bossier Willis-Knighton Bossier Health Center
16 East Bossier Bossier Parish Community College
17 Midday Bossier Special route serving Bossier on weekdays from 9am–2pm (basically combining #s 15&16)
18 Russell Road Northwest Shreveport including Southern University
19 Allendale Area near and northwest of Downtown Shreveport
20 Pines Road West Shreveport
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 / UniversityHealth, 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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