Mayoral Ride Alongs
Ride New Orleans invited every 2017 mayoral candidate to take a morning rush hour bus ride with us and other RTA riders. Our next mayor needs to understand what works and what needs to be fixed in our transit system. Voters want to understand what our candidates think about transit and what they’d prioritize if they win.

At the beginning of each ride, we asked each candidate a series of questions about transit in New Orleans and what they would prioritize. We also discussed our 2017 Transit Platform. We recorded those interactions and have placed the videos below for New Orleans transit riders to view and evaluate. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order.


Candidate: Dr. Thomas J. Albert Jr.  Ride: Lower 9th Ward, #84 Galvez
Info: http://www.doctoralbertforneworleansmayor.com/

Lower 9th Ward

Candidate: Michael Bangeris  Ride: Gentilly, #52 St. Bernard  Info: https://michaelbagneris.com/

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Candidate: Edward Bruski  Ride: New Orleans East, #62 Morrison  Info: https://bruskiformayor.com/

New Orleans East

Candidate: Manny Chevrolet Bruno  Ride: Uptown, #28 M.L.King  Info: https://www.facebook.com/Manny-Chevrolet-the-next-mayor-of-New-Orleans-306009430057/

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Candidate: LaToya Cantrell  Ride: Uptown, #28 M.L.King  Info: https://latoyacantrell.com/

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Candidate: Desirée Charbonnet  Ride: New Orleans East, #62 Morrison
Info: http://desireecharbonnet.com/

New Orleans East

Candidate: Brandon Dorrington  Ride: Gentilly, #52 St. Bernard  Info: https://www.tvotc.org/

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Candidate: Troy Henry  Ride: New Orleans East, #62 Morrison  Info: http://www.troyhenry.com/

New Orleans East

Candidate: Matthew Hill  Ride: Uptown, #28 M.L.King
Info: https://www.facebook.com/matt.hill.98837399

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Candidate: Derrick Martin  Ride: Algiers, #114 Gen. De Gaulle  Info: http://derrickbelieves.com/

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Candidate: Frank Scurlock  Ride: Gentilly, #52 St. Bernard Info: https://www.scurlockformayor.com/

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Candidate: Johnese Smith  Ride: Uptown, M.L.King  
Info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9czA0SftJD4

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Candidate: Tommie Vassel  Ride: Gentilly, #52 St. Bernard Info: https://www.vasselformayor.com/

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Candidate: Hashim Walters  Ride: Algiers, #114 Gen. De Gaulle
Info: http://www.hashim4mayor.com/

Algiers

“Ride” Along route descriptions:

Algiers: The #114 General De Gaulle-Sullen bus from Tullis at Woodland at 7:35 a.m. to downtown, Elk Place at Canal at 8:15 a.m.

Gentilly: The #52 St. Bernard-Paris Avenue bus from Paris Avenue and Robert E. Lee at 7:41 a.m. to downtown, Elk Place at Cleveland at 8:08 a.m.

Lower 9th Ward: The #84 Galvez bus from Caffin at N. Prieur  at 7:24 a.m. to downtown Tulane at Loyola at 7:55 a.m.

New Orleans East (Little Woods): The #62 Morrison Express from Morrison at Read at 7:28 a.m. to downtown, Elk Place and Canal at 8:07 a.m.

Uptown: The #28 M.L.King bus from Napoleon at St. Charles at 7:37 a.m. to  downtown, S. Rampart at Canal at 8:01 a.m.


Ride New Orleans is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We do not make endorsements of candidates. Our educational efforts are intended to educate candidates about transit issues and give them a platform to speak directly to transit riders about transit issues.

Starting in mid-July we reached out to each mayoral candidate via phone and email to schedule a morning rush hour bus ride with our staff, board, and volunteers. 14 of the 18 candidates took us up on our offer over the last seven weeks. We will gladly accommodate any of the remaining candidates who would like to schedule a ride and will post the video promptly on this page. Please contact us at 504-345-8360 or info@rideneworleans.org.