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Mayor Cantrell & Parish President Yenni to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Regional Ride Pilot Program

9/17/2018

One-day pass grants access to both Orleans and Jefferson transit systems

What: Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark RTA and JeT’s new partnership - the Regional Ride pilot program. The program grants bus riders all-day access to both RTA and JeT bus lines for $6, without having to buy separate passes.

When:  Press conference – Tuesday, September 18 @ 10:30am
             Regional Ride Pilot Program Kicked-off – Sunday, September 9, 2018
 
Where: Palmer Park - S. Carrollton Avenue & S. Claiborne Avenue (across from Chase Bank)
  
Media Kit: Please click this link in a Chrome web browser to access and download the Media Kit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vxdQLD4A9fJyVIETluwSFP4OtA4ZK6mk
                               
Why: The Regional Ride program signals the re-commencement of regional public transit connectivity between Orleans and Jefferson Parish. Riders have been asking for regional transit, and in the true spirit of collaboration and regionalism, RTA and JeT partnered together to answer the public’s call.

Starting Sunday, September 9, 2018, passes can be purchased from both RTA and JeT. From RTA, they can be purchased via GoMobile and on buses/streetcars. From JeT, they can be purchased on buses.

The $6 pass is good for 24-hours and riders will be able to use the pass on all RTA buses/streetcars and JeT buses. This pass will make it more convenient to transfer between RTA and JeT vehicles.

The pilot program is expected to last six months. Usage of the 24-hour pass will be tracked and used to gather data on the number of people crossing between Orleans and Jefferson Parish by bus. The data will help determine how well the pilot program worked and how best to meet the needs of our riders, moving forward.

Monthly revenue generated by the pass will be split 50-50 between Orleans and Jefferson Parish.

To learn more visit: www.norta.com/regionalride, or call RTA’s Rideline at 504-248-3900.

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