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.


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


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


RIDE is Hiring Zero Fares Youth Ambassadors!

Click here to apply or scan the QR code in the images above! RIDE New Orleans | Zero Fares Youth Ambassadors – Job Scope Program Overview: In 2023, the City …

City Council Moves Forward with $2.5 Million for Zero Fares for Youth and Opportunity Youth on Transit!

May 25th, 2023 For Immediate Release: Ride New Orleans (RIDE) is thrilled to announce that our advocacy and research around zero fares for youth has paid off in a major …

Letter to Jefferson Parish President Regarding Transit Service Cuts Scheduled for June

May 9, 2023 Dear President Lee Sheng, Ride New Orleans (RIDE) is writing to express our concern regarding the upcoming planned cuts to Jefferson Parish transit service, currently scheduled to …

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