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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 23, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 23, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 23 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

East of the…

Oct 23, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 23 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Monday Blues

Oct 23, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 23 - 28, 2017
Plan your escape to the new musical comedy getaway ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!… more

The Somerton Suitcase…

Oct 23, 2017
The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
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Dinner with a…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Join James Linn, curator of The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World… more

East of the…

Oct 24, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Live in Concert:…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Join one of New Orleans' most innovative musicians, Christian Scott aTunde… more

Newman Arts and the…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Newman Arts and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation in collaboration… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Oct 24, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

The Historic N.O.…

Oct 24 - 29, 2017
Just in time for Halloween, The Historic New Orleans Collection is offering… more

The Historic New…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will host Maurice Martinez for an… more

10 Years of SoFAB…

Oct 25 - 25, 2017
The National Food & Beverage Foundation will host the next in its… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 25 - Nov 1, 2017
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Gordon Biersch…

Oct 25, 2017 - Feb 27, 2019
Come enjoy the  monthly Brewer's dinner where the Chef and Head Brewmaster… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

RTA to Implement Bus & Streetcar Service Enhancements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:

Patrice Bell Mercadel
504-827-8376 | Patrice.bellmercadel@transdev.com
Diana Mateo Hernandez
504-827-8357 | diana.mateo@transdev.com

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) - The RTA Board of Commissioners has approved a bus and streetcar service plan to go into effect this quarter.

The approved plan reflects the feedback heard from RTA's riders via phone, email and in-person during the 9 community meetings conducted in July and the Public Hearing on July 19th.

This collaboration with our riding public has allowed RTA to:

• Operate the new N. Rampart/St. Claude Avenue Streetcar from Elysian Fields to UPT via Rampart St. and Loyola Ave.

• Extend service to Canal Street on the 28-MLK and 15-Freret buses

• Increase service on the Canal and Riverfront Streetcars

• Continue lines 57-Franklin and 88-St. Claude to Canal St. Line 57-Franklin operating via Claiborne Ave. which will increase service along N. Claiborne Ave between Elysian Fields and St. Bernard Ave.

• Decrease travel times for riders from farther-out neighborhoods by operating Lines 88-St.Claude and 91-Jackson/Esplanade along Rampart to Canal with fewer stops

• Improve reliability of lines 5-Marigny/Bywater and 55-Elysian Fields with new schedules

• Provide earlier daily trips and later weekend trips on line 80-Desire/Louisa


The RTA is listening to the needs of our riders and continuing to improve our transit services. To learn more about these changes or to obtain the approved timetables and route maps, visit our website at www.norta.com or call our Customer Care Rideline at 504-248-3900.


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Editor's Note:
Director of Marketing Patrice Bell-Mercadel is available for interviews this week. To schedule an interview, please contact Patrice Bell-Mercadel at 504-827-8376 | Patrice.Bell-Mercadel@transdev.com or Diana Mateo Hernandez at 504-827-8357 | Diana.Mateo@transdev.com. RTA Board of Commissioners and Transdev Executive Team members are also available for interviews as requested.

 

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