East Baton Rouge
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH
SUPER REGION PASSENGER RAIL CAN:
Provide major employers such as Turner Industries, LSU, state government, Exxon Mobil, Performance Contractors, CB&I, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Dow, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana access to a labor pool of more than 758,000 workers living in the rail corridor parishes.
Expand access to medical facilities and educational institutions such as Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge General, Our Lady of the Lake, LSU, Southern, Baton Rouge Community College and the more than 55 career training programs located in EBR.
Provide evacuation capacity and a direct connection to the Health District,
a place of safe medical refuge in times of disaster.
Increase patronage of commerce and cultural centers such as the Shaw Center, the Manship Theatre, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the River Center and downtown events such as Fest-for-All and Live After Five.
Provide a safe, fun transportation alternative for popular sporting events such as LSU and Southern University football games.
Attract new residents and support more active living choices for the more than 248,000 millennials and baby boomers (53% of the Parish population) living in EBR Parish – groups with a demonstrated preference for access to transit and walkable mixed-use neighborhoods.
Increase municipal revenues and reduce expenses by:
- Attracting commercial and residential development within
- incorporated areas surrounding the Baton Rouge stations
- Increasing local sales tax revenue
- Increasing property values
- Increasing visitor sales tax revenues
- Creating value capture opportunities in the station area
- Revitalizing the mid-city area