RTA strategic plan comments due 11/27

November 17, 2017


Happy Thanksgiving!

We know you’re busy getting ready to celebrate with friends and family, but we’ve got one more thing to add to your holiday checklist:

Send your comments on the RTA’s draft strategic mobility plan by Monday, November 27! You can send your comments to StrategicPlan@norta.com.

We have two big points we are trying to convey:

  • Overall the plan is a big step forward – with strong proposals for high frequency transit and strong metrics that make reliable bus and streetcar service and increasing access to jobs and services for all residents the benchmarks of success. We want to see these ideas implemented with all possible speed!

BUT

  • There is one harmful section that proposes streetcar “loops” in the CBD and could extend the St. Claude streetcar line. This would not help increase access to jobs and would take needed funds away from projects that will help more New Orleans residents. We want to make sure this idea is not in the final version of the plan.

Check our our full analysis here. And please take time to submit your comments by Monday, November 27!