The Capital Area Transit System has announced Trolley Rouge, a seasonal route that will highlight cultural, dining and shopping venues in Baton Rouge.

Trolley Rouge will begin Saturday and run through Nov. 26. In addition to the downtown area, Trolley Rouge will offer patrons the chance to enjoy the shopping and food experience at Towne Center and Perkins Rowe. Passengers may board from any of these three locations, and multiple stops are encouraged to fully appreciate the sites.

Additionally, people may board at two hotels on Constitution and Corporate Boulevard.

The route will run on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. It will pass through downtown, Hollywood Casino and the State Capital area before stopping at hotels on Constitution and Corporate. The trolley will also stop at Towne Center and Perkins Rowe before passing though the Garden District and returning downtown.

Passes will be sold at the Hilton Hotel Capital Center, Hotel Indigo, other area hotels and at CATS headquarters. The cost for route is $4, which is the cost of a regular day pass.

For additional information about the CATS service, call (225) 389-8920 or visit