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14th Annual Satchmo…

Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2014
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

2014 New Orleans…

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Entergy IMAX Theatre…

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JPAS Summer Musical…

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  THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR., based on the zany musical that has taken… more

Le Foret - Five…

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Louisiana Music…

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Open Mic Night at…

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The Historic New…

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The Historic New Orleans Collection's seventh annual New Orleans Antiques… more

Workplace Wellness…

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AN EVENING WITH …

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COOLinary New…

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Mecha Con

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
MechaCon was conceived as a revolutionary Anime convention experience,… more

Sarah McLachlan at…

Aug 1 - 1, 2014

Satchmo Summer Fest

Aug 1 - 1, 2014
Come and enjoy live music with Leroy Jones & New Orleans Finest. more

The Saenger Theatre…

Aug 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for  multi-platinum singer and songwriter Sarah McLaughlin. She… more

The Victory Belles –…

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20th Anniversary…

Aug 2 - 2, 2014
The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) announces the annual Whitney… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 2 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 2 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

Rolland Golden: An…

Aug 2 - 2, 2014
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14th Annual Satchmo…

Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2014
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… 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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