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St. James Parish is one of the few rural areas in the nation with a regularly scheduled in-parish transportation system. Any general public person may ride for $1.00. Any parish resident or non parish resident who is elderly or has a disability can ride for 50 cents. Children 5 years of age or younger can ride for free.

St. James Parish Transit operates routes daily, Monday through Friday, along state Highways 44 and 18 (East and West bank) with side trips on connecting streets, including major streets in the towns of Lutcher and Gramercy. Requested route deviation is also available.
For an additional $2.00 and a one day advance notice, River Parish Transit Authority (RPTA) offers transportation to the river parishes, St. John, and St. Charles. Visit the website at
Other programs include: Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) provides transportation for residents to jobs, educational institutions or job skills training programs. New Freedom Program assists individuals with disabilities with free transportation to and from jobs and employment support services. For more information about state funded transportation programs, visit

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Cassandra Bailey
Transit Supervisor
Phone: (225) 562-2354
Hours of Operation:
Public Transportation
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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