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Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 03, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Open Mic Night at…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Come on down to 125 Bourbon Street and celebrate with good music, food and… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

The Trio featuring…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, Roland Guerin, John Gros. more

17th Annual Save Our…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is gearing up for its 17th Annual Save Our… more

Celebrate the Dog…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Fro Yo to benefit the LA/SPCA! Fro… more

Fulton Street’s First…

Sep 5 - 5, 2014
For the first time ever, Fulton Street venues are coming together to offer a… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Just a week later, the popular Broadway comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha… more

Le PETIT THEATRE…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
In this regional premiere of Christopher Durang's uproarious Tony Award winning… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. 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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