The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) has answered the requests from our senior community to add transportation services to the agency’s portfolio.  Lotus Rides is available to our EBRCOA seniors that are 60 and older who either:


  •          Have no access to personal transportation;
  •          currently utilize public transportation to and from senior centers; and/or
  •           may be experiencing difficulties in finding dependable transportation due to financial hardship or disability.  


All participants must fill out a transportation application at the senior center they attend.  Lotus Rides is a “demand response” transportation service that currently provides transportation to and from senior centers and will expand to different options in the future. 

Ride Reservation Process 

Call the Lotus Ride Line at (225) 361-0299 to schedule their rides to and from the senior centers that you attend.  All rides must be scheduled at least 2 business days in advance to assure confirmation and all calls are scheduled on a first – come, first – served basis according to availability.  If you have any questions, you may also contact the Lotus Ride department via email at  



The Transportation service is provided Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The EBRCOA Lotus Rides is dedicated to the agency’s mission “Supporting Independence ~ Serving Seniors” and strives to create a pleasant and safe environment for our senior population.