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Avoid Traffic and Parking Problems with RTA During Jazz Fest

4/22/2019

What:        Beat heavy traffic and parking hassles on the way to Jazz Fest this year. The Regional
                  Transit Authority (RTA) is increasing service during festival days so riders can find safe,
                   inexpensive alternatives to driving for $1.25 each way (exact change required).
 
When:       RTA streetcar and buses will operate both Jazz Fest weekends
                  Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28
                  Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 5

Riders can use the GoMobile mobile ticketing app. Download the app and pre-purchase a single ride
ticket, one-day pass, or three-day pass on your smartphone before you go. Activate your ticket or
pass before boarding and show it to your driver from your smartphone.

  • Be sure to look for RTA streetcars bringing passengers down Carrollton Avenue to Beauregard Circle near the Fair Grounds. Buses along several routes will also provide convenient transportation to Jazz Fest. 
  • The City Park/Museum Streetcar can be boarded along the Canal line, between the River and Carrollton Avenue. Ride to the end of the line at Beauregard Circle near the Fair Grounds.
  • Buses will also provide service to Jazz Fest. Bus service along the Canal streetcar line will supplement streetcar service; the #91 Jackson/Esplanade, the #32 Leonidas, and the #90 Carrollton lines will provide enhanced service.
  • If you want to park your car and ride RTA to the Fest, Delgado Community College will offer paid parking on their City Park campus. From there you can take the #91 Jackson/Esplanade to Jazz Fest.
  • Staying uptown? Take the historic #12 St. Charles Streetcar and transfer to the #48 City Park/Museum Streetcar or #48 Canal Bus at Carondelet and Canal Street. Transfers are an additional quarter and must be purchased when boarding the first RTA vehicle.
  • The RTA will also bring out their Mobile Ticketing Vehicle to speed up ticket sales and boarding at high-traffic stops.
     

All RTA service alerts, updates, and detours can also be accessed by downloading RTA’s GoMobile app. To learn more, visit www.norta.com or call Ride Line at 504-248-3900.

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