Even as the COVID-19 emergency continues, the New Links regional transit network redesign remains really important for the future of transit in the New Orleans region.
New Links is designed to fix a transit system that is not working for many. Too many riders have to spend hours on the bus every day, deal with buses that often are too late or too early, and struggle to get across arbitrary parish boundaries and different transit systems to access jobs, school, and training.
We are all rightfully focused on the scary realities of the COVID-19 emergency right now, but all of these existing problems will still be with us when the pandemic eases. That’s why we can’t let momentum slow on New Links.
Your voice is the most important ingredient and here are three ways to get involved and bring yourself up-to-speed.
1. Take the New Links survey! The New Links team will be using feedback on the three concepts of a redesigned regional transit network to guide the final proposal. Make sure your voice is heard! The survey is open until June 12.
2. Join us for a digital town hall! RIDE is partnering with the New Links team to produce a series of digital town halls focused on New Links ideas for different neighborhoods and areas around the region. We’ll be hosting these digital town halls through at least May.
3. Learn more about the different concepts! RIDE has produced a series of short videos to break down the New Links process. Our goal is to clearly explain key ideas in each of the concepts and key questions that riders in different neighborhoods should think about when looking at the New Links concepts. See below for our most recent video on the key questions facing Algiers transit riders: