More than 1,100 leaders of Together Baton Rouge assembled from approximately 70 congregations and organizations., thirty-five of which made annual pledges. Invited guests included the Mayor, District Attorney, Sheriff, Metro Council Members and State legislators; all committed to work with the organization.
Since then, the organization has advanced its transportation agenda. With a bus system that gets 1/3 the per capita funding of peer cities and forces passengers to wait an average of 75 minutes, the Mayor invited Together Baton Rouge to work with the City to create some solutions. The resulting plan will create a dedicated source of revenue for transit for the first time in the City's history more than doubling the budget from $12 Million to $30 Million in order to expand bus routes and reduce wait times.