Bike rack in use on the Tulane bus-reduced

The RTA and JeT operate an extensive bus network with fixed route bus service across New Orleans and Jefferson Parish.  St. Bernard Urban Rapid Transit provides one bus line that provides a critical link with the RTA’s system.

While the region is serviced by an extensive bus network – especially in New Orleans, the frequency of the buses on each line are woefully inadequate – especially at night and on weekends.  Ride New Orleans recognizes that adding more frequent service will require additional funding but believes that the need for reduced wait times is critical to accessing other destinations.  Express bus service and bus rapid transit in dedicated transit lanes should be explored for providing fast and competitive service to transit riders.  Transfer stations that make the transfer experience quick, easy to understand and comfortable for transit riders are critical to bus riders.