RTA to Further Reduce Service and Waive Fares Effective Sunday, March 29

On Sunday, March 29, in response to COVID-19 pandemic, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority will reduce its service more and will waive transit fares for bus, streetcar and ferry service until further notice in order mitigate community spread of COVID-19 and to protect RTA operators and riders, while providing streamlined public transportation options for those conducting essential travel. 

The following routes will remain on the Saturday schedule:

10-Tchoupitoulas16-S. Claiborne27-Louisiana28-M.L. King
32-Leonidas-Treme52-St. Bernard-Paris Ave.55-Elysian Fields62-Morrison Express
63-Morrison Express64-Lake Forest Express80-Desire-Louisa84-Galvez
88-St.Claude/Jackson Barracks91-Jackson-Esplanade100-Algiers Loop Owl102-General Meyer
114-General de Gaulle-Sullen201– Kenner Loop  

The following routes will have reduced frequencies:

  • The 94-Broad will have a 30-minute frequency during the day and a 60-minute frequency during the night.
  • The 12-St. Charles Streetcar will maintain a 36-minute frequency throughout the day.
  • The 47-Canal-Cemeteries streetcars will maintain a 32-minute frequency all day. 

The following routes will suspend service beginning March 29th:

5-Marigny-Bywater11-Magazine45-Lakeview51-St. Bernard/St. Anthony
57-Franklin65-Read-Crowder Express90-Carrollton101-Algiers Point
108-Algiers Local115-General de Gaulle-Tullis202-Airport Express2– Riverfront Streetcar
48-Canal-City Park Streetcar15-Freret60-Hayne106-Aurora

A temporary line, the 103-Algiers Point/Wilty, will provide service between Algiers Point and lower Canal Street via Wilty Terminal. This service will cover parts of the Westbank normally served by the 101-Algiers Point and the 108-Algiers Local.

The Algiers Point – Canal St. Ferry will operate Sunday through Saturday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Chalmette ferry schedule continues to operate from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

The RTA will continue to monitor ridership and essential travel needs and may make additional adjustments as needed.  The RTA continues to urge the community to use public transit for essential travel only and for riders to practice social distancing when using transit.

For the latest information, including updated schedules, visit RTA’s website at www.RTAforward.org or contact Rideline at 504-248- 3900.

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