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About the RTA

The Regional Transit Authority gets people moving around New Orleans. Our transit services bring hard-working commuters to their jobs, students to their schools, and fun-seekers to entertainment, shopping areas, and restaurants.

We provide mobility to residents of the city as well as tourists, taking them to and from their hotels to historical neighborhoods and countless attractions. In fact, many people ride the RTA’s iconic streetcars simply for the fun of it. In this way, the RTA is a destination in itself. Our streetcars and buses are both a symbol of the city and an essential part of it.

At present, the RTA system includes five streetcar lines, 34 bus routes, and two ferry routes, and we offer paratransit services. Our passengers take more than 19 million rides every year.

Mission

Provide safe and dependable mobility services.

Vision

Become the preferred mobility provider in the region.

Goals

  • Earn Trust
  • Be Equitable
  • Prioritize the Rider Experience
  • Be Reliable
  • Connect to Opportunities
  • Support a Sustainable, Healthy Region

Our Mission Statement

Provide safe, dependable, efficient transit services to the residents of and visitors to the greater New Orleans region, through investment in infrastructure and service toexpand access to opportunities, to build a more resilient community, and to protect the cultural, social, and economic well being of our community through mobility.

Our Vision Statement 

The Regional Transit Authority will become the region’s preferred mobility provider by building a transportation network focused on equitable service delivery, regional connectivity, and a forward-looking emphasis on the customer experience.

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