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Calcasieu Public Transit System is a curb-to-curbside transit service sponsored by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Citizens desiring transit assistance by Calcasieu Transit must meet certain income qualifications. For more information regarding eligibility, rates, and scheduling, please contact Calcasieu Transit at (337) 721-4040.

SERVICES OFFERED:
Rural Services

Calcasieu Transit offers citizens residing in rural areas of Calcasieu Parish access to health care, shopping, education, employment, public services, and recreation services on a first-come/first-serve basis. All cities and townships outside of the City of Lake Charles are covered by the Rural Program.

Urban Services
Calcasieu Transit offers citizens residing in the City of Lake Charles access to health care, shopping, education, employment, public services, and recreation services on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Elderly Program
The elderly of Calcasieu Parish can access all services offered by Calcasieu Transit. Separate rates and programs do exist for the elderly.

General Public Services
The general public population can access health care, shopping, education, employment, public services, and recreation services on a first-come/first-serve basis. 

EMERGENCY EVACUATION TIPS: 
Before hurricane season, check with local emergency preparedness officials for evacuation plans in your area and obtain a copy. If you need transportation for evacuation purposes, please contact Calcasieu Transit at (337) 721-4040 or the City of Lake Charles Transit Department at (337) 491-1253.

Select your evacuation route, as identified in the plan, and your destination:
- Friends and relatives well outside the flood risk area
- Hotel or motel
- Public shelter
- Keep your car fueled

Carry along survival supplies:
- Family medication
- First Aid kit
- Bottled water and canned or dried provisions
- Infant provisions and games, etc., for children

Keep important papers with you in a waterproof container at all times
- Insurance policies
- Household contents inventory
- Mortgage papers

Shut off water, electricity and gas when told to do so. Return home when authorities tell you it is safe. Call your local emergency preparedness officials now to ask about evacuation routes.
For general information, write to:
Federal Emergency Management Agency State & Local Programs & Support Washington, D.C. 20472

*Do not stay in a mobile home during a hurricane. Even if a mobile home is anchored, there is no guarantee it will withstand the strong winds of a hurricane!