You can pay in cash when boarding and you'll be credited with a pass if. RTA has launched new bus routes, connecting more people to essential destinations in the New Orleans area. The new routes will provide shorter trips, reduced wait times and greater access to jobs, supermarkets, healthcare and other vital services for passengers. Changes will be made to almost every RTA bus route in our system to improve your trip.
Streetcars (railway-guided streetcars) have long been a favorite method of transportation in New Orleans, with four main lines running through the city's popular neighborhoods. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA or NORTA) is a public transportation agency based in New Orleans. City buses were used before Hurricane Katrina to transport people to a shelter of last resort, in what is now the Caesars Superdome. 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). The historic streetcar is both an iconic symbol of New Orleans and a practical way to travel, transporting visitors to popular destinations such as the French Quarter, St. And just a few express routes, Morrison Express, Lake Forest Express, Read-Crowder Express and Airport Express, that reach both east New Orleans and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, La.
The changes were part of the New Links Network, a project designed to improve the transit authority to serve the people of New Orleans. Designated a bicycle-friendly city by the League of American Cyclists, New Orleans has about 100 miles of bike lanes installed to explore neighborhoods and take in the sights. If you're planning to head out of town for day trips or frequent trips outside the main downtown area, it may be worth renting a car in New Orleans. United Cabs is the most reliable taxi service in New Orleans and even has its own app to compete with ridesharing services.
The board is made up of people appointed by the mayor of New Orleans and some people appointed by the president of the Jefferson Parish. With the addition of the new Le Pass app, New Orleans is an even easier city to navigate by public transportation. Since there is also a traffic bridge to the West Bank, you're unlikely to use this service unless you spend some serious time in areas east of New Orleans. If you're planning to venture to wetlands and other popular destinations outside the city, but don't want to rent a car, tour companies such as Gray Line and Cajun Encounters can arrange transportation and offer tour packages to the destinations on your list.