You can pay in cash when boarding and you'll receive a credit on a pass if you don't have the exact exchange rate. City buses were used before Hurricane Katrina to transport people to a shelter of last resort, in what is now the Caesars Superdome. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA or NORTA) is a public transportation agency based in New Orleans. The RTA Board has general authority for transit in New Orleans, including setting fares, overseeing service and operations, developing operating budgets, approving the annual transportation development plan, and deciding on purchases and capital increases.
Unfortunately, transportation between Jefferson Parish and New Orleans involves two separate transportation agencies. Transportation in Jefferson Parish is provided by Jefferson Transit (JET). For the past two years, a group of planners has been working to revive public transportation in New Orleans and the rest of the region.