RTA to provide free shuttle service to the mass vaccination site 3/3/2021 (New Orleans, LA) – Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority announced that it will provide free shuttle service to the City of New Orleans’ mass vaccination site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center beginning Thursday, March 4. The bus shuttles will operate Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm and Saturday through Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm. The agency has established three hubs throughout the city that will bring riders to the vaccine drop-off and pick-up at Hall J of the Convention Center. Shuttles will depart every 15 minutes from Duncan Plaza, every 45 minutes from the Algiers Park and Ride (2501 Wall Blvd.), and every 45 minutes from the East New Orleans Walmart. Residents interested in utilizing the shuttle must pay their regular fare to the designated pickup points. Both the outgoing and return shuttle service are free of charge. All RTA shuttle buses will be marked as “Special/Convention Center.” Riders are reminded to wear a face mask when riding and practicing social distancing while on board vehicles.