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"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

30 Americans

Apr 19 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

An Evening with Chita…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who… more

Crescent City Classic

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
With top runners from throughout the world participating in previous years, the… more

Earth Day Festival…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with music, food, art, local green vendors,… more

Family Workshop:…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Don’t touch that dial! In this fun-filled family workshop, kids and… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 19 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

Living History Corps

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living… more

LIVING LEGEND CHITA…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
***Two time Tony winner and Broadway’s original Anita in “West Side… more

Southern Rep, Stage…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Southern Rep, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum and… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 19 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

Victory Corps Saturday

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
During D-Day on June 6, 1944, the Naval Construction Battalions called… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

Irving "Honey"…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Various Mardi Gras Indian tribes will line up  for the 1st Annual Irving… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 21 - 27, 2014
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

Organ & Labyrinth…

Apr 22 - May 6, 2014
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe trinity tracker… more

"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

Ride New Orleans Hosts Third Annual Transit Week – November 11 - 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Rachel Heiligman
(504) 345-8360
Rachel@rideneworleans.org

 

Ride New Orleans Hosts Third Annual Transit Week - November 11 - 17

New Orleans, LA - Ride New Orleans is hosting the third annual Transit Week November 11 - 17.  Transit Week is a time to celebrate transit and raise awareness about the importance of world class transit to the economic vitality, sustainability and health of New Orleans and the greater region.

Throughout Transit Week, Ride New Orleans will promote education and engagement in critical issues confronting transit riders and encourage New Orleanians to leave their cars at home and try transit.

During Transit Week, a variety of events and activities are planned.

Ride New Orleans targeted the local business community by issuing an Employer Transit Challenge as a part of Transit Week.  Ride New Orleans' Executive Director Rachel Heiligman says:  "As a part of the Employer Transit Challenge, we're asking employers to encourage their staff to try a transit commute at least once during Transit Week.  We want to make businesses aware that by encouraging their employees to ride transit, they can access significant tax credits and improve their bottom line."  

Transit Week features events every evening of the week.  On Monday through Thursday, Ride New Orleans will be teaming up with area bars to host transit-themed trivia nights.  Participating bars include: 

  • MONDAY - NOVEMBER 12 - 8:00PM - Finn McCool's - 3701 Bank Street, 504.486.9080
  • TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 13 - 7:30PM - Tracey's - 2604 Magazine St,504.897.5413
  • WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 14 - 7:30PM - Cooter Brown's - 509 S. Carrollton Ave, 504.866.9104
  • THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 15 - 8:30PM - Pal's Lounge - 949 N. Rendon St.,504.488.7257

 On Friday, Ride New Orleans is sponsoring a mobile happy hour visiting bars along Magazine Street while hopping on and off the RTA's #11 Magazine Street bus.  The happy hour starts at 6pm at St. Joe's Bar - 5535 Magazine Street.

Throughout the week, Ride New Orleans' volunteers will be on the ground at the CBD and Lakeview transit transfer stations talking with riders about their daily commute as a part of the ‘Transfer Station Conversation'.  Heiligman says "our goal is to learn about what improvements at transfer stations in the CBD and on Canal Blvd would make the daily commute easier, safer, and more convenient."  

Ride New Orleans encourages everyone to try a bus or streetcar ride during Transit Week 2012.  To learn more about Transit Week, visit www.transportfornola.org/transit-week

About Ride New Orleans: Ride New Orleans is a 501(c)(3) organization working to create a world-class transportation system in the Greater New Orleans region that is based on equity, accessibility, and best practices. We are a think-and-do tank of New Orleanians who also are transit riders, planners, engineers, bicyclists, and designers. For more information, visit http://www.transportfornola.org/

 

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