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Ride in the News

“Here’s what riders had to say at public meetings about RTA’s future”

Gambit Weekly– September 14, 2017

 

“RTA denies that Rampart streetcar reduced access to jobs or that the agency isn’t concerned about local riders”

The Advocate – August 22, 2017

 

“RTA officials blast recent criticism of bus service, streetcars”

The Times-Picayune – August 22, 2017

 

“In streetcar vs. bus, this New Orleans commuter lost” 

Next City – August 18, 2017

 

“Biz Minute 8-16-17: What’s the state of transit in the city?”

Biz New Orleans Daily Biz Minute – August 16, 2017

 

“New streetcar lines have hindered residents’ access to jobs, report says”

The Times-Picayune – August 9, 2017

 

“$75 million Rampart streetcar project delays locals getting to work, group says”

WWLTV – August 9, 2017

 

“New Orleans streetcar line has hampered access to more than 1,000 jobs, group says”

The Advocate – August 8, 2017

 

“NOLA Votes 2017: How will candidates tackle inequity in New Orleans?”

The Times-Picayune – July 13, 2017

 

“RTA may bring back pass good for both Orleans and Jefferson Parish bus lines”

The Advocate – June 29, 2017

 

“Buses in Orleans, Jefferson could soon use the same ‘regional’ pass”

The Times-Picayune – June 27, 2017

 

“New Orleans public transit revamp still being shaped” 

The Times-Picayune – April 24, 2017

 

“Bus riders tell RTA where to get off” 

The Advocate – April 3, 2017

 

“Council votes unanimously to demolish Canal Street ferry landing”

Gambit – March 28, 2017

 

“Crowd rallies at ferry terminal” 

The Advocate – March 22, 2017

 

“Why some residents say they dislike the new ferry terminal design” 

The Times-Picayune – March 22, 2017

 

Interview with WTUL 

WTUL – March 22, 2017

 

A Special Treat for Local Transit Drivers

WWL-TV – March 17, 2017

 

“Uber and the future of New Orleans public transit” 

Gambit – November 7, 2016

 

“Rampart streetcars set to roll”

WWNO – September 30, 2016

 

“North Rampart streetcars finally a go: Riders to board new line on Sunday”

The Advocate – September 30, 2016

 

“Many New Orleans jobs still hard to reach by public transit, group says”

The Advocate – August 30, 2016

 

“New Orleans public transit halfway back 11 years after Katrina: Report”

The Times-Picayune – August 29, 2016

 

“RTA approves routes for new North Rampart streetcar, area bus lines”

The Advocate – August 23rd, 2016

 

“Little criticism of four options for revised streetcar, bus service after opening of North Rampart line”

The Advocate – July 19th, 2016

 

“Freret Jet” bus service to be restored to Canal Street

Uptown Messenger – July 8, 2016

 

RTA unveils proposed service changes in advance of new North Rampart streetcar line

The Advocate – July 2, 2016

 

RTA unveils plan to shift bus routes when Rampart streetcar starts

The Times-Picayune – July 1, 2016

 

Could North Rampart-St. Claude streetcar cut into major bus route? 

The Times-Picayune – June 24, 2016

 

Popular transit: RTA lines see boost after April’s service expansion

The Advocate – May 24, 2016

 

Streetcar appreciation: RTA seeking federal grant to extend North Rampart line downriver

The Advocate – May 6, 2016

 

New Orleans RTA suffers setback, tosses master plan applicants

The Times-Picayune – April 26, 2016

 

New Orleans Bus Service, Devastated by Katrina, Starts to Rebound

StreetsBlog – April 21, 2016

 

Advocates cheer New Orleans RTA bus streetcar improvements

The Times-Picayune – April 19, 2016

 

Transit Advocates applaud RTA service expansion, call for more

The Advocate – April 19, 2016

 

Working Late? New Orleans RTA answers with all-night service, airport bus

The Times-Picayune – April 16, 2016

 

New Orleanians see bias in post-Katrina public transport

Al Jazeera – February 25, 2016

 

In the Uber era, New Orleans transit users still don’t know when the bus is coming

The Times-Picayune – February 22, 2016

 

Transit advocates urge RTA to go slowly in picking site for a new cbd hub

The Advocate – January 23, 2016

 

Regional Transit Authority plans to add overnight service, more weekend trips on routes

 The Advocate – January 18, 2016

 

Facing criticism from city council on many issues, New Orleans RTA touts plans, like shuttle service to airport

The Advocate – November 9, 2015

 

A Hidden Drawback of School Reform in New Orleans: Less Money for Transit

City Lab – September 8, 2015

 

Hurricane Evacuations Will Remain Tough for Many Black New Orleanians

The Huffington Post – September 7, 2015

 

How to Fix New Orleans Transit

The Century Foundation – August 28, 2015

 

Obama returns to New Orleans to remember Katrina and celebrate city’s recovery

Washington Post – August 27, 2015

 

The State of Transit in New Orleans

Rooflines – August 24, 2015

 

Feds have funded public transit in New Orleans, but service is worse since Katrina

The Lens / Politifact – August 20, 2015

 

New Orleans’ transit system still hasn’t recovered, 10 years after Katrina

Grist – August 19, 2015

 

Report: New Orleans RTA focusing too much on streetcars, ignoring needs of local commuters

The Advocate – August 19, 2015

 

Uneven balance between streetcars, bus service, report shows

The Times-Picayune – August 18, 2015

 

Streetcar service booms post-Katrina, while bus service lacks

WWLTV – August 18, 2015

 

Ride New Orleans sees public transit as shadow of its pre-Katrina self

The Times-Picayune – August 18, 2015

 

A Troubling Review of Public Transit in New Orleans Since Katrina

City Lab – August 17, 2015

 

RTA scouting location for downtown transportation hub

WWLTV – August 13, 2015

 

4 sites for New Orleans RTA’s proposed Downtown Transit Center: Do you agree?

The Times-Picayune – July 30, 2015

 

Where to put a public transit center in downtown New Orleans?

The Times-Picayune – July 29, 2015

 

Lawmaker wants to ban trucks from carrying hazmat on some streets

Fox 8 Live – April 21, 2015

 

New Orleans RTA to consider overhaul of bus routes, streetcar schedules

The Times-Picayune – March 24, 2015

 

New Orleans Public Transit Not Fully Restored Since Hurricane Katrina

Al Jazeera America – March 24, 2015

 

New Orleans City Council votes to create a pedestrian and bicycle safety advisory committee

The Gambit – March 2, 2015

 

Inequality in transportation plagues New Orleans and the nation, website reports

The Times-Picayune – March 1, 2015

 

America’s Unfair Rules of the Road – How our transportation system discriminates against the most vulnerable

Slate.com – February 27, 2015

 

City Council passes ordinance giving pedestrian and cyclists a voice in city government

WGNO – February 25, 2015

 

Streetcar line on Canal may reach a little farther

The New Orleans Advocate – February 25, 2015

 

RTA to continue to add services demanded by its riders

Louisiana Weekly – February 2, 2015

 

Riders and transportation leaders talk about service improvements

Fox 8 Live – January 24, 2015

 

This Saturday, help design the transit system you think New Orleans needs

The Gambit Weekly – January 22, 2015

 

WTUL News and Views

WTUL – January 21, 2015

 

Councilwoman takes on streetcar accessibility

WWLTV – January 19, 2015

 

2014 The Year in Transit – The year of public input on transit

The Gambit Weekly – December 22, 2014

 

Transit-ory Awards:  Walt Leger Named Transit Champion of Year

The Gambit – November 17, 2014

 

The Crescent City Fights for its Soul

GOOD Magazine – November 5, 2014

 

“Pilot Program” Puts Bike Lane on Baronne Street

The Gambit – October 20, 2014

 

Just for a day, nine New Orleans parking spots become tiny leisure zones

The Advocate – October 1, 2014

 

PARK(ing) Day NOLA Kicks Urban Planning to the Curb

The Times-Picayune – Nola.com – September 30, 2014

 

Nonprofits Pitch Vision Zero Policy for Cyclists and Pedestrians

The Gambit – September 30, 2014

 

PARK(ing) Day offers New Orleans a glimpse into a responsible, urban future

The Gambit – September 24, 2014

 

All Things Local

WGSO 990AM – September 6, 2014

 

When transit service is substandard, can we plan for capital expansion?

The Transport Politic – August 11, 2014

 

Planning, progress should accompany RTA fare hikes

New Orleans City Business – August 8, 2014

 

RTA faces budget pinch, push for transparency

New Orleans City Business – August 5, 2014

 

What New Orleans public transit can glean from Houston’s reset of its bus routes

The Times-Picayune – July 31, 2014

 

Public Transit in New Orleans Still Recovering Post-Katrina

WWNO – July 31, 2014

 

9 years after Katrina, New Orleans transit still struggling to recover

Streetsblog – July 28, 2014

 

Ferries for Gretna:  Connecting NOLA by water

Louisiana Weekly – July 28, 2014

 

Better transit is the path to progress in New Orleans

The Times-Picayune – July 25, 2014

 

New Orleans:  nine years after hurricane, transit is far from restored

Human Transit – July 25, 2014

 

New Starts:  New Orleans transit wish list

Next City – July 21, 2014

 

New Orleans RTA firm unveils $3.5 billion transit expansion vision

The Times-Picayune – July 20, 2014

 

New Orleans transit never recovered after Katrina

The Atlantic – CityLab – July 17, 2014

 

Can public transit grow, and New Orleans grow with it?

The Times-Picayune – July 17, 2014

 

New Orleans transit system disproportionately serves whiter and wealthier neighborhoods

Next City – July 16, 2014

 

RTA fare increase should be tied to improvements, group says

Fox 8 Live – July 15, 2014

 

Fewer bus routes, longer wait times hamper New Orleans’ growth, report says

The Times-Picayune – July 15, 2014

 

Costs are high, fares are low for New Orleans public transit

The Times-Picayune – July 15, 2014

 

Video:  Riding the RTA’s bus lines

The Times-Picayune – July 15, 2014

 

Video:  Ride New Orleans President discusses new report

The Times-Picayune – July 15, 2014

 

Ride New Orleans Hosts “Day of Action”, RTA Hosts its Own Press Conference

The Gambit – April 16, 2014

 

Demo Aims to Improve CBD Transit Hub

NOLA Defender – April 16, 2014

 

RTA Promises to Find Solutions After Riders Complain About Downtown Hub

WWLTV – April 15, 2014

 

Ride New Orleans Calls on RTA to Build a Public Transportation Center in the CBD

The Times-Picayune – April 15, 2014

 

Group:  Amenities Lacking for Downtown Transit Riders

The New Orleans Advocate – April 16, 2014

 

RTA Wants to Build a Transit Hub in Downtown New Orleans

Fox 8 Live – April 15, 2014

 

Group Says RTA Bus Stops Not Up to Par

WDSU – April 15, 2014

 

Demonstration Leads RTA to Reveal Project Plans

New Orleans City Business – April 15, 2014

Busy Canal Street Bus Stop Lacks Infrastructure for Riders

The Gambit – April 14, 2014

 

Underground Surprises Sent Loyola Streetcar Costs Soaring

WWLTV – April 9, 2014

 

RTA’s New Riders’ Advisory Committee Seeks Members

The Gambit – February 28, 2014

 

NOLA Transit Week Highlights City’s Upgraded Public Transit

WWLTV – November 12, 2013

 

NOLA Transit Week Kicks Off

Fox 8 Live – November 10, 2013

 

Amid Expansion, New Orleans RTA to Consider Raising Fares, Taxes

The Times-Picayune – October 24, 2013

 

Algiers Ferry Fare Fight

The Gambit – August 13, 2013

 

Algiers Residents Want RTA to Consider Low-Wage Workers in Setting Ferry Fares

The Times-Picayune – August 6, 2013

 

Thrown Under the Bus

The Gambit – August 6, 2013

 

Proposal to Run Ferries Includes $2 Fares Each Way

WWLTV – July 18, 2013

 

RTA Takes First Steps in Considering New Fares for Algiers and Chalmette Ferries

The Advocate – July 18, 2013

 

RTA Releases Passenger Fare Proposal for Algiers-Canal Ferry

The Times-Picayune – July 18, 2013

 

RTA to Discuss $2 Fare for Algiers Ferry on Thursday

The Advocate – July 16, 2013

 

Years of Political Inaction Preceded Latest Cutbacks in Algiers Ferry Service

The Lens – July 12, 2013

 

As Mississippi River Ferry Service Slowly Disappears, Many are Searching for Answers

89.9 WWNO – July 12, 2013

 

South Louisiana’s Affordable LA Swift Bus, Started After Katrina, Might Be Saved

Louisiana Weekly & Huffington Post – June 23, 2013

 

LA Swift Supporters Seek Long-Term Funding

NOLA Defender – June 23, 2013

 

Bus Supporters Scramble to Save Commuter Service

Associated Press – June 22, 2013

 

Push to Save LA Swift

WWLTV – June 18, 2013

 

Bus Stop – Citizens Group Reacts to End of NOLA-BR Swift Bus

NOLA Defender – June 17, 2013

 

DOTD Ends LA Swift Service; groups say move will put commuters at disadvantage

The Times-Picayune – June 12, 2013

 

No More Ferry Tales

Grist – June 11, 2013

 

Lawmakers Approve Bill Opening Door for RTA to Run Ferries

Fox 8 Live – June 11, 2013

 

With Canal Street Ferries Facing Closures, Sea Creatures and Swimmers Board in Protest

The Times-Picayune – June 7, 2013

 

State Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Bill to Keep Ferries Running

WWLTV – June 5, 2013

 

Tonight – a Rally to Save the Ferries

The Gambit – June 5, 2013

 

End of Ferry Service Could Mean Local Jobs in Jeopardy

Fox 8 Live – May 25, 2013

 

Transportation Nonprofit Warns of Major Impacts if Ferry Service is Lost

The Advocate – May 9, 2013

 

Riders Wonder if This is the Last FQ Fest With Ferries

WWLTV – April 12, 2013

 

Dedicated Lane for New Streetcar Drew Support From City Council

The Times-Picayune – March 14, 2013

 

RTA, City Differ on Streetcar Funding

New Orleans City Business – March 7, 2013

 

As New Orleans Plans Another Streetcar, Tug of War Emerges Over Priorities

The Times-Picayune – March 7, 2013

 

Convention Center Tax Use Outside of Guidelines Goes Unquestioned

New Orleans City Business – December 19, 2012

 

Transit Riders Wait for Help in Lakeview

The Times-Picayune – July 2, 2012

 

Ferries and CCC Tolls

WTUL – May 16, 2012