Public Transit Journal

Baton Rouge, LA. USA

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Capitol Area Transit System (www.brcats.com) Route 47 Highland/LSU
 Stop
 #1250	Government @ St. Joseph		Eastbound
 #1361	Government @ Napoleon		Westbound
 #2123 	Highland @ Student Untion	Northbound
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Wed May 22 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 414. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

Tue May 21 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 402. Government at Napoleon. 7:06 AM.

Mon May 20 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 402. Government at Napoleon. 7:06 AM.

 Eastbound bus 192. Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM.

Thu May 16 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 205. Government at Napoleon. 7:06 AM.

 Temporary difficulty with front and rear side doors.

 Eastbound bus 210. Government at St. Joseph. 6:57 AM.

Wed May 15 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 201. Government at Napoleon. 7:15 AM.

 Eastbound bus 185. Government at St. Joseph. 6:57 AM.

Tue May 14 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 182. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM. 

 Eastbound bus 183. Government at St. Joseph. 6:56 AM. 

Mon May 13 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 217. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Eastbound bus 408. Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM.

Fri May 10 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 409. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM.

Thu May 9 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM. 

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Operator sometimes doesn't hear a request.

 Eastbound bus 414. Government at St. Joseph. 7:01 AM. 

Wed May 8 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM. 

 Eastbound bus 411. Government at St. Joseph. 6:59 AM. 

Tue May 7 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 411. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM. 

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Operator sometimes doesn't hear a request.

Mon May 6 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Northbound bus 199. Highland at Student Union. 11:53 AM. 

 Insecticide smell so pungent that I can taste it. 

Fri May 3 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM. 

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound bus 406. Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM. 

 Thu May 2 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM. 

 Full bus with 5+ riders standing in the isle.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Wed May 1 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU

 Northbound bus 413. Highland at Student Union. 11:50 AM. 

 Westbound bus 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Eastbound bus 406. Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM. 

 At 7:14 AM, the bus stopped running on the corner of Highland Rd.
 and State St.

 Other campus employees and myself walked from there to our places
 of employment.

 Eastbound bus 414. Government at St. Joseph. 6:59 AM.

 Tue Apr 30 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 413. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound bus 176. Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM.

 Mon Apr 29 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 411. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound bus 199. Government at St. Joseph. 6:58 AM.

 Thu Apr 25 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon. 7:07 AM.

 Full bus, with four - including myself - riders standing in the isle,
 holding on to the uprights or overhead straps.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Wed Apr 24 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 411 . Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM.

 Eastbound bus 204 . Government at St. Joseph. 6:55 AM.

 Tue Apr 23 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 407. Government at Napoleon. 7:00 AM.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Mon Apr 22 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 405. Government at Napoleon. 7:00 AM.

 Eastbound bus 210. Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM.

 Fri Apr 19 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM.

 Thu Apr 18 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 405. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Eastbound bus 205. Government at St. Joseph. 6:56 AM.

 Wed Apr 17 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Northbound bus 413. Highland at Student Union. 11:51 AM.

 Delivery vehicle illegally parked in the public transit pull-in on
 Highland @ the Student Union.

 Westbound bus 412. Government at Napoleon. 7:02 AM.

 Signal bell operating sporadically thoughout the bus.

 Some riders have to call out for a stop. Others' dont.

 Eastbound bus 189. Government at St. Joseph. 6:56 AM.

 Tue Apr 16 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Mon Apr 15 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Northbound bus 414. Highland at Student Union. 11:57 AM.

 Westbound bus 205. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Eastbound bus 212. Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM.

 Thu Apr 11 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 401. Government at Napoleon. 7:02 AM.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Eastbound bus 178. Government at St. Joseph. 6:58 AM.

 Tue Apr 9 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 406. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Fri Apr 5 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Mon Apr 8 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 411. Government at Napoleon. 7:00 AM.

 Westbound bus 414. Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM. o

 Crowded bus, with riders sitting on wheel wells and standing in
 the isle.

 Eastbound bus 186. Government at St. Joseph. 7:01 AM.

 Thu Apr 4 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 403. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Eastbound bus 212. Government at St. Joseph. 6:56 AM.

 Wed Apr 3 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 204. Government at Napoleon. 7:31 AM.

 Myself and other LSU employees are late once again in reporting to
 our places of employment. The reader will please bear in mind that
 LSU subsidizes this transit system.

 Eastbound bus 201. Government at St. Joseph. 6:56 AM.

 Tue Apr 2 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 411. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Full bus with standing room only. I sat on a rear wheel well.

 Mon Apr 1 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound bus 215. Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM.

 Thu Mar 28 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 413. Government at Napoleon. 6:59 AM.

 Wed Mar 27 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Northbound bus 406. Highland @ Student Union. 11:55 AM.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out for a stop.

 Westbound bus 217. Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM.

 Eastbound bus 181. Government at St. Joseph. 6:56 AM.

 Tue Mar 26 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Mon Mar 25 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 405. Government at Napoleon. 7:00 AM.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound bus 192. Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM.

 Thu Mar 21 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 411. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound bus 405. Government at St. Joseph. 7:03 AM.

 Wed Mar 20 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Northbound bus 407. Highland @ Raphael Semmes. 11:54 AM

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Westbound bus 412. Government at Napoleon. 7:08 AM.

 Standing room only.

 Eastbound bus 213. Government at St. Joseph. 7:03 AM.

 Tue Mar 19 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM.

 Westbound bus 412. Government at Napoleon. 7:08 AM.

 Standing room only.

 Eastbound bus 213. Government at St. Joseph. 7:03 AM.

 Tue Mar 19 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound bus 191. Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM.

 Mon Mar 18 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Full bus this morning.

 Thu 14 Mar 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 410. Government at Napoleon. 7:04 AM.

 Signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound bus 199. Government at St. Joseph. 6:59 AM.

 Wed 13 Mar 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus . Government at Napoleon. 7:04 AM.

 Spilled food item on the floor at the rear of the bus.

 Signal bell pull detached one one side of the rear of the bus.

 Eastbound bus 412 Government at St. Joseph. 7:00 AM.

 Tue 12 Mar 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 412. Government at Napoleon. 7:06 AM.

 The stop signal is actually working.

 Eastbound bus 200. Government at St. Joseph. 7:04 AM.

 Mon 11 Mar 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 403. Government at Napoleon. 7:04 AM.

 The stop signal is actually working.

 Eastbound bus 191. Government at St. Joseph. 7:03 AM.

 Fri 08 Mar 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 407. Government at Napoleon. 7:06 AM.

 Hand written "bell not working" signs posted on notebook paper with
 office tape have been in place for three consecutive weeks on this
 relatively new electric bus. Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound bus 408. Government at St. Joseph. 6:59 AM.

 Thu 07 Mar 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 198. Government at Napoleon. 7:15 AM.

 Signal bell pull strong in some parts of the interior does not seem
 to be working. Riders are calling out for the next stop.

 Eastbound bus 407. Government at St. Joseph. 7:02 AM.

 Wed 06 Mar 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 185. Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM

 I met someone at this stop who'd been waiting for a bus since 5:45 AM.

 Mon 04 Mar 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 189. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Fri 01 Mar 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 207. Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM.

 Every time I step off this bus at stop 2158, I thank the operator that
 I am able to report to my employment on time.

 Tue 27 Feb 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 171. Government at Napoleon. 7:00 AM.

 Signal bell pull cord in the rear section of the right-hand side.
 Riders with a working signal bell pull cord would request a stop
 for others.

 Mon 26 Feb 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 405. Government at Napoleon. 7:08 AM.

 Signal bell is working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Eastbound bus 184. Government at St Joseph. 7:02 AM.

 Sat 23 Feb 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 208. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 The bus is nearly full this morning.

 Wed 21 Feb 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 408. Government at Napoleon. 7:02 AM.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound 212. Government at St Joseph. 6:56 AM.

 Fri 16 Feb 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound 401. Government at Napoleon. 7:07 AM.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound 404. Government at St Joseph. 6:57 AM.

 Thu 15 Feb 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 the bus is crowded and if that means more prople are using it, it's
 a good sign.

 Eastbound 404. Government at Napoleon. 6:59 AM.

 Fri 09 Feb 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 404. Government at St. Joseph. 6:58 AM.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Tue 06 Feb 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:05 AM.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Mon 05 Feb 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 203. Government at Napoleon. 6:59 AM.

 Rear exit door out of order.

 Thu 01 Feb 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus 215. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Eastbound 413. Government at Napoleon. 6:59 AM.

 Wed 31 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:04 AM

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Tue 30 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:06 AM

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Riders have to call out to request a stop.

 Thu 25 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:07 AM.

 Westbound Bus 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:06 AM

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Westbound bus. 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:07 AM.

 Westbound Bus 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:06 AM

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Mon 29 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 406. Government at Napoleon. 7:01 AM.

 Signal bell for the bus is barely audible and riders have to call out
 for a stop.

 Thu 25 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:07 AM.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 Wed 24 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 404. Government at Napoleon. 7:07 AM.

 Bus arrivals on this route and at this stop have been more dependable.

 This bus had more riders than I've witnessed in quite some time.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 Tue 23 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 404. Government and Napoleon. 7:04 AM.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 Mon 22 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 412. Government at Napoleon. 6:58 AM.

 Cash and coin fare machine on this relatively new electric bus not
 working.

 Fri 12 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 188. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM.

 Brakes squeaking very loudly.

 Signal bell not working. Riders have to call out for a stop.

 Thu 11 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 407. Government at Napoleon. 7:03 AM.

 Signal bell not working. Riders have to call out for a stop.

 Tue 09 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 407. 7:05 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Same pattern as previously. With one of the "regular" route operators,
 busses arrive and depart in a consistent and dependable pattern. With
 a "substitute" operator, busses arrive and depart in an inconsistent
 and unreliable pattern, often causing other LSU employees and myself
 to be late to report to our places of employment.

 Signal bell not working. Riders have to call out for a stop.

 Thu 04 Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 404. 7:30 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Myself and other LSU employees are late once again in reporting to
 our places of employment. The reader will please bear in mind that
 LSU subsidizes this transit system.

 Vertical upright detached from the overhead horizontal bar.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 Eastbound bus. 404. 06:59 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 Tue Jan 2024 - Route 47. Highland/LSU. CATS
 Westbound bus. 404. 7:01 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 Tue 19 Dec 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 408. 7:02 AM. Government and Napoleon .

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operators seat is
 detached. Signal bell for the bus is not working and riders have to
 call out when they want to step off.

 Tue 12 Dec 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound bus. 408. 7:00 AM - Government and Napoleon.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 Fri 01 Dec 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 406 7:07 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 The bus is dirty for a relatively new electric one and needs to
 be swept.

 There's a broken stop signal pull cord on the front left hand side,
 just behind the front wheel well.

 Mon 27 Nov 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 189 7:04 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 This route has been running pretty consistently at this time of the
 morning the past five or six days and we've been able to get to our
 jobs on time most of the past week, except for the previous Tuesday.

 Tue 14 Nov 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 163 8:35 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Hour and forty-five minutes wait for the bus, due in part to an accident
 near Government and St. Ferdinand.

 Fri 10 Nov 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 191. 7:04 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Rear exit door out of order.

 Fri 03 Nov 2023 07:22:34 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 198. 7:22 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Myself and other LSU employees are late once again in reporting to
 our places of employment. The reader will please bear in mind that
 LSU subsidizes this transit system.

 Wed 01 Nov 2023 07:00:05 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 405. 7:00 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Signal bell is now working again on this relatively new electric bus.

 Tue 31 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 405. 7:15 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 Fri 27 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 210. 7:05 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Different operator behind the wheel but arrived early enough to be
 able to report to my employment on time.

 This operator stopped five feet from the corner of Government and
 Napoleon Streets The "regular" operator does so noticeably farther back.

 Thu 26 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 205. 6:48 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Not in service.

 Westbound Bus 404. 7:00 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 Wed 25 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Eastbound Bus 401. 7:02 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 Westbound Bus 179. 7:04 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Rear window on the left is badly cracked and the stop signal pull
 string is not working on both sides of the bus.

 Tue 24 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 195. 7:00 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 The regular bus operator arrives at this stop consistently at or near
 this time, therefore making it easier for riders to know when to be
 present at the stop and waiting for the bus.

 Mon 23 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 179. 7:00 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 The signal bell pull-cord on the right side (behind the bus operator's
 position) appears to be detached.

 Riders on the right side of the bus request a stop vocally.

 Fri 20 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Eastbound Bus 186. 7:03 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 Westbound Bus 404. 7:16 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Thu 19 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Eastbound Bus 186. 6:58 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 Westbound Bus 190. 7:02 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Wed 18 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 217. 7:00 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Regular driver behind the wheel and everything on this bus seems
 to work.

 Tue 17 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Eastbound Bus 404. 6:35 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 Westbound Bus 404. 7:03 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 Signal bell pull cord is still detached on the front right-hand side and
 the detached wrist strap is still were it was left yesterday morning.

 Upon inspecting the the detached wrist strap, all that appears to be
 needed to safely secure it to its position on the overhead rail would
 be to apply and tighten the metal buckle/collar and screw.

 Mon 16 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Eastbound Bus 181. 6:58 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 Westbound Bus 404. 7:07 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Signal bell pull cord on the front right-hand side - forward of the
 exit door - is completely detached on this relatively new electric bus.

 Upon taking hold of an overhead hanging wrist strap, it became
 completely detached from the overhead rail and I nearly fell to the
 floor of the bus.

 Fri 13 Oct 2023 07:00:50 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 400. 7:00 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 The signal bell and rear exit door are not working on this relatively
 new electric bus.

 Eastbound Bus 400. 6:38 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 Squeaky front end.

 Thu 12 Oct 2023 07:01:57 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 407. 7:01 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new elecric bus.

 Eastbound Bus 407. 6:38 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 One of the best operators I've ever ridden with on this transit system.

 Wed 11 Oct 2023 07:04:42 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 404.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 Wed 11 Oct 2023 06:58:42 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Eastbound Bus 178.

 Tue 10 Oct 2023 06:37:43 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Eastbound Bus 191. 6:37 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 Westbound Bus 191. 7:01 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Rear exit door out of order.

 Fri 06 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU.

 Westbound Bus 189. 6:36 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Overhead interior marquee malfunctioning.

 Signal bell not working.

 Thu 05 Oct 2023 - Route 47. Highland/LSU. New Format.

 Eastbound Bus 189. 6:40 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 Eastbound Bus 210. 6:58 AM. Government and St.Joseph.

 Westbound Bus 189. 7:01 AM. Government and Napoleon.

 Rear Exit door not working.

 Wed 04 Oct 2023 07:21:55 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 201.

 Westbound

 The overhead exterior marquee is not working. There is a varnished
 cardboard sign on the dashbord reading the number and route.

 Fifty-minute wait for a westbound bus, myself and other LSU employees
 are late once again in reporting to our places of employment. The
 reader will please bear in mind that LSU subsidizes this transit system.

 I didn't recognize the operator as someone I've seen drive this route
 before, maybe a substitute for a regular operator on this route.

 Wed 04 Oct 2023 06:58:31 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 170.

 Eastbound

 Fri 29 Sep 2023 06:57:08 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 183.

 Westbound

 Signal bell not working.

 Fri 29 Sep 2023 06:34:47 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 183.

 Eastbound

 I arrived at the westbound bus stop on Government at Napoleon at 6:30
 AM to witness this bus eastbound at 6:34 AM.

 Thu 28 Sep 2023 07:17:42 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 206.

 Westbound

 I'm at this bus stop at 6:45 AM today, ten minutes before a westbound
 bus is scheduled to leave the terminal. Driven by a regular operator
 for this route, Bus 205 stopped by at 7:17, arrived at the LSU campus
 by 7:25 AM and I was barely able to report to work by 7:35.

 Wed 27 Sep 2023 07:01:42 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 198.

 Westbound

 I'm at this bus stop at 6:45 AM today, ten minutes before a westbound
 bus is scheduled to leave the terminal. Driven by a regular operator
 for this route, Bus 198 stopped by at 7:01, arrived at the LSU campus
 by 7:15 AM and I was able to report to work five minutes early.


 Tue 26 Sep 2023 07:45:57 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 200.

 Westbound

 Fifty-minute wait for a westbound bus, myself and other LSU employees
 are late once again in reporting to our places of employment. The
 reader will please bear in mind that LSU subsidizes this transit system.

 I didn't recognize the operator as someone I've seen drive this route
 before, maybe a substitute for a regular operator on this route.

 Tue 26 Sep 2023 07:10:43 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 181.

 Eastbound

 While waiting since 6:55 AM for the westbound bus I witnessed two
 eastbound busses, the later being an electric bus.

 Fri 22 Sep 2023 07:00:30 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 170.

 Westbound

 I boarded the bus at 7:00 AM and the signal bell is working.

 Wed 20 Sep 2023 07:05:35 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 183.

 Westbound

 Signal bell not working.

 Wed 20 Sep 2023 06:05:21 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 183.

 Eastbound

 Tue 19 Sep 2023 07:08:40 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 401.

 Westbound

 The exterior overhead marquee is not working on this relatively new,
 all-electric bus.

 There is a placard on the right-hand side of the dashboard indicating
 the route name and number.

 Signal Bell is not working.

 Fri 15 Sep 2023 07:13:33 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 216.

 Westbound

 This was the 7:00 AM eastbound bus that was followed by Bus 205.

 Fri 15 Sep 2023 07:00:41 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 216.

 Eastbound

 ... followed by Bus 205 at 7:01 AM

 Thu 14 Sep 2023 07:05:52 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 168.

 Westbound

 Signal bell pull cord detached on one side in the rear of the bus.

 Some powder-like substance spilled on the rear bench seat d--o that
 looks like it might be laundry d-S:-o detergent.

 Wed 13 Sep 2023 01:01:32 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 204.

 Westbound

 The signal bell is not working.

 Thu 07 Sep 2023 07:08:32 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 211.

 Westbound

 The signal bell is not working.

 The engine suddenly stopped and the operator radioed as such to a voice
 on the speaker that did not seem to understand that she was not able
 to bring the bus back to the terminal.

 Upon restarting the engine, the operator motored slowly then at 7:11
 AM pulled off Highland road right next to the overpass where we waited
 for another CATS bus to pick us up.

 Bus 729 arrived at 7:20 AM. We're late in reporting to our employment
 once again but we're not as late as we might have been had a bus not
 arrived to pick us up so quickly.

 The signal bell is not working.

 Wed 06 Sep 2023 07:02:05 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 408.

 Westbound

 When riding the bus to campus makes it possible for other LSU employees
 and myself to report to our places of employment on time, we often
 thank the bus operator. Others' and myself did just that this morning.

 Tue 05 Sep 2023 07:15:06 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 407.

 Westbound

 I'm always at stop #1250 by 6:55 AM, the time at which - according to
 the CATS website - a westbound bus is scheduled to leave the terminal.

 There's never - that I know of - a problem when the "regular" operators
 that I see most every weekday are on the route. When they're operating
 the bus, it's easy to "get in sync" with the timing of their arrival
 and departure.

 It's when there's a "substitute" operator on this route that other
 LSU employees and myself wind up being late to report to our workplaces.

 Fri 01 Sep 2023 09:00:25 AM CDT - Bus Tracking Application Upgrade

 It's been a month since the bus tracking application upgrade was
 promised to begin.

 Please see the thread below and confirm the source by going to link
 below the quoted news article posted on CATS' website.

 CATS Set To Upgrade Bus Tracking Application

 July 18, 2023 BATON ROUGE, La. -

 Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is happy to announce that they will
 be upgrading their bus tracking application and will begin the process
 of transitioning to the MyStop application on July 31st.

 "We are thrilled to bring this software to CATS and to the people we
 serve. It's well overdue and is essential to becoming a top transit
 system," said CATS Interim CEO Dwana Williams.

 Williams was echoed by CATS' Director of Innovation Micah Anthony:
 "The capabilities of this new software will not only enhance the riders'
 experience, but it will also help us tremendously with operations and
 data reporting."

 While the upgrade does mean a temporary loss of bus tracking
 capabilities during the transition period, the improved application
 comes with several new features including real-time graphical bus
 tracking, integrated service alerts via email and SMS notifications,
 improved trip planning enhanced via Google, and more. Internally, MyStop
 will allow CATS to see and track data analytics that will help improve
 on time performance and make needed changes to schedules and routes.

 As CATS makes this transition to an improved application, riders
 are encouraged to check the CATS website www.brcats.com for current
 schedules and service alerts, or call The Customer Care Line at
 225.389.8282 for more information. The MyStop application is expected
 to be fully launched and available to riders later this year.

   Source: https://www.brcats.com/news/740

 Fri 01 Sep 2023 07:05:44 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 184.

 Center seat-pad from the fold-down seating in the front of the bus
 is missing.

 Thu 31 Aug 2023 07:03:08 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 184.

 Center seat-pad from the fold-down seating in the front of the bus
 is missing.

 Tue 29 Aug 2023 07:03:10 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 192.

 Westbound.

 Signal bell not working and riders without their fares ready.

 Mon 28 Aug 2023 07:03:49 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 408.

 Westbound.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new, all-electric bus.

 Fri 25 Aug 2023 07:02:23 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 401.

 Westbound.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new, all-electric bus.

 Fri 18 Aug 2023 07:05:28 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 405.

 Westbound.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new, all-electric bus.

 Thu 17 Aug 2023 07:12:18 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 216.

 Westbound.

 "AVL Route Test" displayed on the interior marquee.

 Mon 14 Aug 2023 07:03:46 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 191.

 Westbound.

 I'm always at stop #1250 by 6:55 AM, the time at which - according to
 the CATS website - a westbound bus is scheduled to leave the terminal.

 There's never - that I know of - a problem when the "regular" operators
 that I see most every weekday are on the route. When they're operating
 the bus, it's easy to "get in sync" with the timing of their arrival
 and departure.

 It's when there's a "substitute" operator on this route that other
 LSU employees and myself wind up being late to report to our workplaces.

 Mon 14 Aug 2023 06:58:17 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 217.

 Eastbound.

 Fri 11 Aug 2023 07:35:07 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 407.

 Westbound.

 Westbound, crowded with many of the same LSU employees that I ride with
 every weekday and we are all late for work again. The signal bell is
 not working.

 Please be reminded that this transit system is subsidized by LSU.

 Fri 11 Aug 2023 07:03:10 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 407.

 Eastbound.

 On it's way to the Terminal on Florida at N. 22 streets.

 There's usually a westbound bus on it's way from there.

 Wed 09 Aug 2023 08:00:54 AM CDT - MyStop Tracking Application

 Nine days later and riders are still waiting on the transition and
 hoping this will make the transit system more usable.

 Tue 08 Aug 2023 07:05:44 PM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 175.

 Westbound.

 The signal bell is not working and the pull cord on the left-hand side
 of the rider comparment appears to be detached.

 Mon 07 Aug 2023 07:03:03 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 400.

 Westbound.

 The signal bell is not working on this relatively new, all-electric
 bus, there is a lot squeaking noises coming from the front and and an
 upright handrail in the rear section of the bus has become detached
 from the overhead horizontal rail.

 Mon 31 Jul 2023 07:02:06 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 406.

 Westbound.

 Signal bell not working on this relatively new, all-electric bus.

 Fri 28 Jul 2023 07:30:12 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 408.

 Westbound.

 Westbound, crowded with many of the same LSU employees that I ride with
 every weekday and we are all late for work again. The signal bell is
 not working.

 Please be reminded that this transit system is subsidized by LSU.

 Fri 28 Jul 2023 07:06:29 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 174.

 Eastbound, followed by an all-electric and a CATS on Demand bus.

 Thu 27 Jul 2023 07:09:01 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 174.

 For whatever reason, there seems to little or no air conditioning
 and the bus appears to be dirty inside. There's a fire extinguisher
 secured to a package/parcel rail with heavy tie-wraps.

 Wed 26 Jul 2023 07:02:04 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 410.

 Westbound

 It's always a treat to ride an all-electric bus as they are quieter,
 making it easier to listen to music or podcasts thru headphones.

 Tue 18 Jul 2023 07:32:23 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus407.

 Westbound

 I observed this bus eastbound at 7:02 AM, the same bus westbound at
 7:32 AM and no other bus in between. Other riders and myself who are
 employees of LSU - which subsidizes this very transit system - have
 been made - once again - late in reporting to our jobs.

 Signal bell not working.

 Tue 18 Jul 2023 07:17:03 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus175.

 Eastbound with no Westbound bus preceding it.

 Tue 18 Jul 2023 07:02:17 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus407.

 Eastbound.

 Thu 13 Jul 2023 07:31:23 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 203.

 Westbound.

 I observed this bus eastbound at 7:03 AM, the same bus westbound at
 7:31 AM and no other bus in between. Other riders and myself who are
 employees of LSU - which subsidizes this very transit system - have
 been made - once again - late in reporting to our jobs.

 Tue 11 Jul 2023 03:30:39 PM CDT - Downtown-Vet. Bus 109.

 This route will be discontinued 11 August, 2023

 Wed 05 Jul 2023 07:08:49 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 211.

 Foldable front seat secured in the folded position with fluorescent
 tape.

 Signal bell not working.

 Mon 03 Jul 2023 11:21:41 AM CDT - Downtown Vet. Bus 109.

 The door panel to the door opening knob compartment will not secure.

 Fri 30 Jun 2023 12:20:40 PM CDT - Downtown - Vet. Bus 109.

 I'd been tracking bus the entirety of the morning to try to establish
 a pattern and route so I'd know when to exit the air-conditioned
 building and make my way to a nearby bus stop next to Assembly Center
 in ninety-plus-degree heat in order to wait for the westbound bus.

 This particular operator made several deviations from the pattern I'd
 been tracking during the morning and I had a lot of difficulty getting
 to the nearby bus stop in time to wait for the westbound bus.

 Mon 26 Jun 2023 07:01:06 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 192.

 Signal bell not working.

 Thu 22 Jun 2023 07:05:47 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 193.

 The once taped closed with fluorescent tape folding right front seat
 is now available for riders to sit with visible tape reminants showing.

 Wed 21 Jun 2023 07:11:14 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 160.

 Rear exit door not functioning. Riders have to exit at the front.

 Fri 16 Jun 2023 07:04:16 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 201.

 Overhead marquee completely dark. Route "47 Highland / LSU"
 hand-written in marking pen on a varnished cardboard sign, resting
 on the dashboard. The opposite side (facing the rear of the bus)
 is printed with, "10 Scenic Hwy / Southern Univ."

 Mon 12 Jun 2023 07:30:07 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 210.

 I observed this bus eastbound at 7:03 AM, the same bus westbound at
 7:31 AM and no other bus in between. Other riders and myself who are
 employees of LSU - which subsidizes this very transit system - have
 been made late in reporting to our jobs.

 Wed 31 May 2023 07:03:45 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 193.

 Foldable front seat secured in the folded position with fluorescent
 tape.

 Tue 30 May 2023 07:01:43 AM CDT Route 47. - Highland/LSU. Bus 180.

 Two seats intentionally blocked off in the passenger area.

 Thu 25 May 2023 07:05:53 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 193.

 Foldable front seat secured in the folded position with fluorescent
 tape.

 Mon 15 May 2023 07:04:13 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 183.

 Signal bell or interior marquee does not seem to be working properly.

 The engine shut down at the corner of Highland and Dalrymple.

 Thu 11 May 2023 07:06:08 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 404.

 Signal bell pull cord on left land side behind the operator's seat is
 detached. Riders on that side have to call out to request a stop.

 It's always easier to listen to audio podcasts via headphones on
 electric powered buses because the latter are so much quieter.

 Wed 10 May 2023 07:01:48 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 210.

 Good timing, on a par with cities that have usable public transit.

 Tue 02 May 2023 07:04:15 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 186.

 Crowded bus, more so than usual.

 Mon 01 May 2023 07:11:30 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 177.

 This was the first eastbound bus seen this morning, followed by Bus 173.

 Mon 01 May 2023 07:00:30 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 173.

 Second eastbound bus seen this morning. The first seen eastbound was
 Bus 177.

 Thu 27 Apr 2023 07:07:57 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 203.

 The rear exit doors don't open automatically. Those wishing to exit
 from the rear have to push them outward.

 Wed 12 Apr 2023 07:05:03 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 203.

 Rear exit doors are not working. Riders have to exit through the front
 entrance doors next to the operator.

 Mon 10 Apr 2023 07:51:53 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 212.

 Alert signal emitting repeatedly from the dashboard.

 Wed 05 Apr 2023 06:59:28 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 402.

 All-electric busses are quieter than their combustion-engined
 counterparts, so listening to music/podcasts (via headphones) is a
 lot easier.

 Wed 22 Mar 2023 07:07:36 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 402.

 All electric bus emitting a very high-pitched sound coming from within,
 possibly a fan or something that turns.

 Modular electrical connectors dangling from an upright where a stop
 signal button was once in place there.

 Overhead interior marquee not working.

 Mon 20 Mar 2023 07:01:35 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 405.

 It is the ancedotal experience of myself and others that CATS buses are
 reasonably reliable during the weekday morning hours, while decidedly
 unreliable during the afternoon or weekend hours.

 Wed 15 Mar 2023 07:04:56 AM CDT - Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 402.

 The eastbound and westbound busses are running more consistently than
 usual this week, possibly due to a reduction in traffic around the
 LSU campus during this spring break week.

 Fri 10 Mar 2023 07:05:06 AM CST Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 189.

 Signal bell not working.

 Wed 08 Mar 2023 07:03:30 AM CST Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 190.

 Lots of people riding the bus this morning and that's a good thing
 to see.

 Tue 07 Mar 2023 07:05:12 AM CST Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 187,

 Interstate on-ramp traffic backed up all the way to St. Ferdinand and
 the bus had to go around stopped motor vehicles to continue its route.

 Thu 02 Mar 2023 07:34:30 AM CST Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 400.

 The signal bell is not working on this relatively new electric bus.

 I observed this bus eastbound at 7:03 AM, the same bus westbound at
 7:34 AM and no other bus in between. Other riders and myself who are
 employees of LSU - which subsidizes this very transit system - have
 been made - once again - late in reporting to our jobs.

 Thu 02 Mar 2023 06:59:30 AM CST Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 188.

 The marquee reads "NOT IN SERVICE," there's a bicycle in the rack,
 and the bus is making regular stops on the way to the bus terminal.

 Thu 02 Mar 2023 06:59:30 AM CST Route 47. Highland/LSU. Bus 407.

 Electric bus eastbound to the terminal.

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