The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has over 2,200 bus and streetcar stops but only 349 of them have shelters as of 2020. Bus riders are often stuck in the hot sun or pouring rain as they wait for buses that often only come once or twice an hour.
Riders need a more dignified and comfortable transit experience and a basic part of that is more bus stop shelters.
In 2021, our campaign for better bus stops is focused on two areas:
First, we’re following up on our victory last year when riders successfully pressured the RTA to budget $500,000 in 2021 for new bus stop shelters.
Second, we’re pushing for a longer-term commitment to see new bus stop shelters part of EVERY annual budget, with an emphasis on getting the shelters in the ground as soon as possible.
Want to help with our push for more shelters? Email Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org