Making the Connection The First 100 Days Since my first day with RTA, I have been dedicated to connecting with the people we serve. Making the connection involves understanding that everyone in New Orleans is our customer and knowing that with every interaction, we either gain trust or we lose it. I want to gain your trust and make sure that the work we do is for the good of all our people. On this page you will find some of my priorities (click here) and learn more about upcoming Listening Sessions (click here) and how you can connect with me to share your vision for public transit for our great city. Alex Wiggins, CEO of the RTA Connecting with Operations Review existing fixed-route service Customer service & employee morale Maintenance, safety & security Emergency & cybersecurity preparedness Government, media & community relations Contracting/procurement, workforce investment Connecting with Employees Finalize hiring Senior Leadership Transitioning key staff in-house 1:1 meetings with senior staff & department heads Regular employee info forums Union leadership and shop stewards Connecting with our Community Ridership forums Transit, cycling & pedestrian advocacy groups Elder, youth & university organizations Business community Faith communities Connecting with Leadership 1:1 meetings with commissioners & key elected leaders Focus on understanding priorities & key initiatives Understanding "regionalization" Advancing the Strategic Mobility Plan Government, media & community relations Focus on the First 100 Days Making the Connection: A Listening Tour with RTA CEO Alex Wiggins Join us for an open forum discussion with RTA CEO, Alex Wiggins. Topics of discussion will include the state of transit in New Orleans, RTA’s vision for the future, and building stronger relationships with the community. Meeting Date Meeting Time Meeting Location September 23, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mid-City Library 4140 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 September 26, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Norman Mayer Library 3001 Gentilly Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70122 September 27, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Carrollton Streetcar Barn 8201 Willow Street New Orleans, LA 70118 October 2, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Rider's Advisory Committee 2817 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 October 3, 2019 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. KIPP Central City Academy 2514 Third Street New Orleans, LA 70113 October 7, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Algiers United Methodist 637 Opelousas Avenue New Orleans, LA 70114 October 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Rosa F. Keller Library 4300 S. Broad Avenue New Orleans, LA 70125 October 9, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tremé Coffeehouse 1501 St. Philip Street New Orleans, LA 70116 October 10, 2019 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Community Commitment Education Center 8540 Spruce Street New Orleans, LA 70118 October 11, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PJ's Coffee 5733 Read Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70127 October 18, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 a.m. Algiers Regional Library 3014 Holiday Drive New Orleans, LA 70131 October 24, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pontilly Coffee 4000 Chef Menteur Highway New Orleans, LA 70126 October 31, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. VIET Center 13435 Granville Street New Orleans, LA 70129 Click here to view the Algiers Point - Canal Street Ferry Service FAQ. Staying Up-to-Date Be sure to follow RTA on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all Listening Tour sessions and see where Alex is headed next. Help us spread the word on social media using #FollowDatBus.