UPCOMING BOSSIER CITY BUDGET REDUCTION SERVICE CHANGES - EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 6, 2023
Prior to 2023, the annual public transit budget for Bossier City was approximately $900,000. The new budget is $500,000 per year. This budgetary reduction requires SporTran to decrease service times for all Bossier routes and eliminate routes 105 & 107.
Shreveport, LA --- Following ordinance approval by the Shreveport City Council, SporTran is pleased to announce that fares for all vehicles and services inside the Shreveport-Bossier City limits will be free to the public for 2022 and 2023 beginning January 2, 2022.
The move to “Zero Fare” ridership was made possible by a federal grant, which will cover the fare cost of SporTran bus and OnDemand travel in the SporTran service area. Zero Fare begins Sunday, January 2, 2022. SporTran President and CEO Dinero’ Washington is excited about the impact Zero Fare will have on passengers.
“On behalf of myself and the entire team at SporTran, we are thrilled to be able to offer all rides inside our service area for free during the next two years,” Washington stated. “Those in our community who depend on SporTran for transportation will benefit so much from this reduction to their daily expenses. We also hope it encourages everyone in our community to ride SporTran, whether it be every day or every once in a while. Zero Fare is another giant step in SporTran’s ongoing effort to make local public transit affordable, safe, and easy to use.”
In addition to Zero Fare, SporTran is expecting delivery on the first of 9 new standard buses in December. The transit organization will add a total of 35 new vehicles to its fleet over the next 18 months.
BENEFITS AT SPORTRAN
SporTran offers an excellent Benefits Package which includes:
- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance effective after 60 days of employment
- 401K Match (Administrative Employees)
- Eye Wear Reimbursement
- Health Care Flexible Spending Account
- Short Term Disability Insurance
- Long Term Disability Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy
- Company-Paid Term Life Insurance
- Optional Life Insurance
- Paid Vacation
- Personal Days
- Paid Sick Days
- Paid Holidays
- Bereavement Leave
- Jury Duty wage reimbursement
- Free employee bus pass