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National "Get on Board" Day to be Held on April 25

Get on Board for Public Transit


What:              National Get On Board Day
When:             Thursday, April 25, 2019
Where:            At New Orleans Regional Transit Authority and transit agencies nationwide
Why:               The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority is joining public transportation systems
                        across the country to participate in National Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25. 
                        Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2019
                        National Get On Board Day is a day that encourages people to support public
                        transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities.  Each
                         weekday in the U.S., 34 million people board public transportation.

                         Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies
                         in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, public transportation
                         helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. 
                         Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4
                         in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.  
                        The RTA encourages people to use and support public transit for
                         National Get On Board Day.

                         QUICK FACTS

  •  The RTA has 34 bus routes, five streetcar lines, and two ferry routes.
  • The RTA moves more than 48,000 passengers daily – and gives more than 18 million rides every year.

  • In 2017, Americans took 10.1 billion trips on public transportation.

  • 34 million times each weekday, people board public transportation.

  • Since 1995, public transportation ridership has increased by 30%—a growth rate higher than the 22% increase in U.S. population.

  • Public transportation is a $71 billion industry that employs more than 430,000 people.

  • 6,800 organizations provide public transportation in the United States.

  • 45% of Americans have no access to public transportation.

  • Millennials consider public transportation as the best option for digital socializing and among the best for connecting with communities.

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


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