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RTA Service Enhancements


The RTA began the process of considering the 2019 service enhancement options in June. The RTA Board of Commissioners approved five service enhancement options to begin on September 1, 2019. All options listed below are in line with the RTA's Strategic Mobility Plan. These options have been discussed in public meetings and were presented during a public hearing on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. 

To view all presentations from past meetings, click here

Additionally, RTA has compiled an equity analysis report for the service enhancements. 

Check out the Service Enhancements 2019 Rack Card

Board-Approved Options for Service Enhancements in 2019

The options below were presented and approved by the RTA Board of Commissioners at the July 2019 Board Meeting.

  • Add one bus to 114-DeGaulle-Sullen and 115-DeGaulle-Tullis during peak
    Addition of 1 more bus to both the 114-DeGaulle-Sullen and 115-DeGaulle-Tullis during peak periods. To view the updated schedule, click here
  • Improved service on the 64-Lake Forest Express and 65-Read Crowder Express
    There are three proposed changes to the 64 and 65 lines:
    1. Eliminate the current weekday interlining of the 64-Lake Forest Express and the 65-Read-
    Crowder Express.
    2. Expand service on each line to provide 30-minute headways for the entire service day, instead of
    just during morning and afternoon peak times.
    3. Minor modification to the Saturday and Sunday schedules of both lines.
    Combined, the changes would add 42.71 platform hours during weekdays and 3.55 hours on Saturdays and Sundays. To view the updated schedules, click here
  • Bring start of Canal St.-Algiers ferry to 6:00 a.m. all days of the week (+13 hours/week of ferry service)
    Expand weekend hours for the Canal St.-Algiers ferry. The ferry would begin running at 6:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, matching its starting times on weekdays.
  • Increased frequency on the 63-New Orleans East Owl
    This schedule adjustment would improve service on the 63-New Orleans East Owl. It would reduce headways from 60 minutes to 30 minutes. To view the update schedule, click here.

Other Options Proposed for Service Enhancements in 2019

  • Additional frequency on 84-Galvez
    Additional bus service to reduce headways on the 84-Galvez from 45 minutes to 30 minutes during most periods, and from 60 minutes to 45 minutes from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Extend 84-Galvez
    Extension of the 84-Galvez from the current end of the route at Tupelo/St. Claude to continue down Tupelo to Royal, Royal to Caffin, and Caffin to N. Claiborne. This option includes additional service to maintain headways in Option 1.
  • Reduce headways on five routes: 15-Freret, 60-Hayne, 80-Desire-Louisa, 101-Algiers Point, 108-Algiers Local
    There are five lines with weekday headways greater than 45 minutes between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. These are: 15-Freret, 60-Haynes, 80-Desire-Louisa, 101-Algiers Point, and 108-Algiers Local. This option therefore has five sub-options, one for each line on which headways would be reduced.
  • Reduce 202 (Airport Express) headways to minimum 60 minutes
    Additional frequency to reduce headways on the 202-Airport Express to 60 minutes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Increase nighttime service on the 11-Magazine
    Additional late-night trips on the 11-Magazine line. Additional service would be 2 platform hours on weekdays, 2.05 hours on Saturdays, and 2.75 hours on Sundays.
  • Improved service on the 90-Carrollton
    Staff proposed increasing the running time on the 90-Carrollton from 30 to 40 minutes. The current running time (30 minutes) is not adequate on either the inbound or the outbound routes. As a result, buses cannot meet schedules. Passengers therefore experience frequent delays and unreliable service. By increasing scheduled running time on the route, headways would be extended from 30 to 40 minutes. However, buses would be able to keep to the assigned schedules, so passengers would experience more reliable service.

Presentations

June Operations Committee Meeting - 2019 Service Enhancements Presentation
June Board Meeting - 2019 Service Enhancements Presentation
July Board Meeting  - 2019 Service Enhancements Presentation

Equity Analysis

To view the equity analysis report for the service enhancements, click here.

Feedback

We are always interested in your feedback. If you would like to provide feedback on the service enhancement options, please click here to submit your comments using our comment form. Please select "suggestions" from the drop down menu and include 2019 Service Enhancements as the subject.

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