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Economic Development

Dear City of Baker Citizens:

The City of Baker is Louisiana’s economic engine. As the most cost-friendly small city for business in the parish, Baker is attracting national entities into our area for operations. Baker is also situated in the heart of the parish is one of the most productive workforce’s in the East Baton Rouge Parish.

Economic development in City of Baker is led by Mayor Darnell Waites and the Baker Chamber of Commerce. The Baker Chamber of Commerce serves the city, with a vision for Baker to be one of the leading economies and premier business locations in the Parish, growing and attracting talent with its unique culture, vibrant communities and beautiful spaces. Visit the Baker Chamber website to learn more.

City of Baker’s Comprehensive Communication Plan 2020 – 2021 White Paper

GROOM EXHIBITS PLANS

GROOM CONCEPT REPORT

 

TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT – A JOINT PROJECT

 

 

BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN

 

 

DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

 

 

Transportation Improvements

LYNX by CATS Micro-Transit is here! LYNX by CATS officially launched Tuesday, June 7, 2022, and will provide rides to and from key locations around Baker for $1.75 or less!

LYNX by CATS is a first-of-its-kind service in the East Baton Rouge Metro area and will allow Baker residents and visitors to easily book on-demand rides to a variety of locations within the City of Baker and to the CATS fix route system through the Scotlandville transfer station. Riders can also request service to important destinations near Baker, such as Southern University, and the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR).

To book a ride, Baker riders can use the LYNX by CATS mobile app (available on the App Store and Google Play) or call 225-267-9080. Once a ride is entered with pickup and drop-off locations, the system will provide ride options.
Once a destination is selected, riders are directed to a nearby “virtual bus stop” within a short walking distance, and a driver is dispatched to meet them at that location.

LYNX by CATS operates Monday-Friday from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Saturdays from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM. A single ride costs $1.75, and you can add additional passengers for just $0.35. Seniors (65+) ride for $0.35 per trip. High school and College students ride FREE with a valid school ID. All LYNX by CATS vehicles are wheelchair accessible.

You can find more information on the City of Baker website at Baker Microtransit LYNX by CATS

Senior Citizens Ride Every Day for $0.35!