public transit

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The Regional Transit Authority will begin ramping up public transportation service starting early Sunday morning, the agency said in a press release Wednesday.

A Canal Street streetcar.
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The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will begin reducing the frequency of buses, streetcars and ferries to help minimize the community spread of COVID-19, according to a press release.

RIDE New Orleans

The transportation advocacy group RIDE New Orleans released its annual report on the state of transit on Wednesday. The report finds that while the city has made some improvements to the bus system, work is still needed.

The Loyola Avenue streetcar line is now operating from the Union Passenger Terminal at Howard Avenue to Canal Street. While much has been made of it serving merely to shuttle tourists to the Superdome, it could serve residents as well.

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority has announced service changes and expected delays for the Thanksgiving holiday through the Bayou Classic this weekend.

Riders headed downtown tomorrow are advised there will be numerous cancelations, delays and detours due to the Thanksgiving Day parade.

The complete rider advisory is here:

Thursday, November 22 – Sunday Service Levels

Downtown Thanksgiving Parade, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

One local nonprofit is helping make public transit in New Orleans a smoother ride, and its latest project will let people pinpoint just when that next streetcar will come along.