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RTA suspends Canal Street - Algiers Point Ferry Service

Temporary suspension required to facilitate the transfer of equipment to the interim Mardi Gras World ferry dock


Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced temporary changes, including a short suspension of the Canal Street – Algiers Point ferry service to accommodate construction of the new Canal Street Ferry Terminal. This is a preemptive change to minimize scheduling risks which are typical in maritime construction during the high river season. The adjustments are expected to last through mid-October when the temporary berthing reopens in front of Audubon Institute.   
Ferry Service Suspension Tuesday, August 24 – Thursday, August 26, 2021  
Beginning Tuesday, August 24 through Thursday, August 26, ferry service along the Canal Street – Algiers Point route will be suspended. A temporary terminal-to-terminal bus shuttle will be provided beginning at 6 a.m. departing from the Algiers Point ferry terminal. The final shuttle will leave the Canal Street ferry terminal at 8:45 p.m.  The temporary bus shuttle will depart Algiers Point at :00 of every hour and at :30 minutes of every hour from the Canal Street Terminal. This suspension is required to mobilize the interim Mardi Gras World Ferry Terminal.  
Ferry Services Resumes at Interim East Bank Ferry Terminal located at Mardi Gras World - August 27 – Mid-October 


On Friday, August 27, ferry service will resume servicing Algiers Point but will utilize the interim ferry terminal at Mardi Gras World. During this time ferry service hours will be reduced from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. The first vessel departs Algiers Point at 6 a.m. and the last ferry departs Mardi Gras World at 6:30 p.m. A shuttle bus will be provided to transport ferry passengers to and from the interim ferry terminal at Mardi Gras World at no additional cost. This shuttle will leave the Canal Ferry Terminal every hour on the :10 and depart the interim ferry terminal at Mardi Gras World every :30 bringing riders back to the Canal Ferry Terminal.  

Temporary Algiers Point – Mardi Gras World Ferry Schedule:  

Departing From:  Time:     Departing From:  Time 
Algiers Point   6 a.m.     Mardi Gras World   6:30 a.m. 
Algiers Point  7 a.m.     Mardi Gras World   7:30 a.m. 
Algiers Point  8 a.m.     Mardi Gras World   8:30 a.m. 
Algiers Point  9 a.m.     Mardi Gras World   9:30 a.m. 
Algiers Point  10 a.m.     Mardi Gras World   10:30 a.m. 
Algiers Point  11 a.m.     Mardi Gras World   11:30 a.m. 
Algiers Point  12 p.m.     Mardi Gras World   12:30 p.m. 
Algiers Point  1 p.m.     Mardi Gras World   1:30 p.m. 
Algiers Point  2 p.m.     Mardi Gras World   2:30 p.m. 
Algiers Point  3 p.m.     Mardi Gras World   3:30 p.m. 
Algiers Point  4 p.m.     Mardi Gras World   4:30 p.m. 
Algiers Point  5 p.m.     Mardi Gras World   5:30 p.m. 
Algiers Point  6 p.m.     Mardi Gras World   6:30 p.m. 

The interim ferry terminal at Mardi Gras world cannot accommodate bikes, scooters, or wheelchairs. Passengers needing ADA service should contact the Rideline at 504-248-3900 for assistance scheduling terminal-to-terminal ADA accessible ride at no additional charge. There will be no parking or pedestrian access at interim ferry terminal at Mardi Gras World. All ferry riders will board at the shuttle at the pickup location at the Canal St. Ferry terminal and be brought to the temporary location.  
Riders are encouraged to pre-purchase their fare using the RTA GoMobile app. Masks are required on-board all RTA buses, ferries, streetcars, and paratransit vehicles. For additional information riders can visit or call Rideline at 504-248-3900.  

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