Ride New Orleans envisions a region in which taking transit enables full access to jobs, education, health care, and other needs that ensure the equitable, thriving community that all residents deserve.

The Problem

While transit service works for some, too many of our residents can’t get where they need to go in a reasonable amount of time.

Lack of access

The average transit-reliant New Orleanian can only reach 12 percent of the region’s jobs in 30 minutes or less.

Missing regional connections

We have an interdependent, regional economy, but our transit system stops at the parish line, meaning too many jobs are out of reach for residents – no matter where they live.

Unequal Priorities

Major transit investments like the Rampart/St. Claude streetcar haven’t helped improve access – especially for residents outside of our central neighborhoods.

The Solution

Region-wide, world-class, and equitable transit that gets residents to jobs and other important places quickly and reliably.

Frequent and Reliable

Prioritize and fund community-supported improvements that increase frequency, reliability, and connectivity.

Regional

Build convenient and seamless regional transit lines that get residents where they need to go quickly, no matter where they live.

Easy-to-use

Better bus stops, clear signage, reliable real time, common sense schedules and transfers mean an easier time for riders

What We Do

 

Build the rider voice

We work directly with riders through our grassroots rider-led organizing arm, the Coalition for Quality Transit, to build a stronger transit rider voice.

Win tangible change

Working with riders, elected leaders, transit officials, and many others, our targeted campaigns win measurable improvements that make it easier to take transit

Drive the conversation

Our reports, white papers, policy briefs, and forums inform residents and local leaders about challenges to overcome and opportunities to improve our transit network

Updates

Big changes could be coming to your bus line

Changes could be for the better – but riders need to be involved! New Links is the year-long process that is intended to make RTA and Jefferson Transit bus lines …

Speed up the Canal Street streetcars

Ride New Orleans is excited by a new RTA proposal to consider a six-month pilot program to test several ways to speed up the Canal Street streetcars. Read on below …

What makes good transit?

A RIDE Transit Talk with Christof Spieler – Feb 21! Former Houston Metro Board member Christof Spieler is one of today’s most creative thinkers on how to make transit work better …


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