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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Service Reduction

On Sunday, March 29th, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority will expand its service reductions for bus and streetcars in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These reductions will further mitigate community spread of COVID-19 while protecting RTA operators and riders and provide streamlined public transportation options for those conducting essential travel. 

Bus Service

The following routes will remain on the Saturday schedule which began March 17th:

10-Tchoupitoulas 16-S. Claiborne 27-Louisiana 28-M.L. King
32-Leonidas-Treme 39-Tulane 52-St. Bernard-Paris  55-Elysian Fields
57-Franklin 62-Morrison/63-OWL 64-Lake Forest Express 80-Desire-Louisa
84-Galvez 88-St.Claude 91-Jackson-Esplanade 100-Algiers Loop 
102-Gen. Meyer 114-General de Gaulle-Sullen 115- General de Gaulle-Tullis 201- Kenner Loop

The following routes will have reduced frequencies: The 94-Broad will have a 30-minute frequency during the day and a 60-minute frequency during the night.

The following routes will suspend service beginning March 29th:

5-Marigny-Bywater 11-Magazine 15-Freret 45-Lakeview 51-St. Bernard
60-Hayne 65-Read-Crowder  90-Carrollton 101-Algiers   
106-Aurora 108-Algiers Local 202-Airport     

A temporary line, the 103-Algiers Point/Wilty, will provide service between Algiers Point and lower Canal Street via Wilty Terminal. This service will cover parts of the Westbank normally served by the 101-Algiers Point and the 108-Algiers Local.

Streetcar Service

  • The 12-St. Charles Streetcar will maintain a 36-minute frequency throughout the day.

  • The 47-Canal-Cemeteries Streetcar will maintain a 32-minute frequency all day.

  • The 2 - Riverfront and the 48 - Canal/City Park Streetcars will not operate.

Paratransit Service

Paratransit services will continue to operate in order to meet the needs of the community. The agency asks Paratransit riders to assist in helping to keep the community safe by prioritizing reservations. Life sustaining reservations will take priority at this time, followed by nutrition.
We ask riders to limit the number of recreation based trips for their safety and the safety of our operators.

Paratransit riders can call the Paratransit reservation line at 504.827.7433 to speak with a customer service representative or click here to visit the Paratransit page.

Ferry Service

Algiers Point – Canal Street : The Algiers Point – Canal Street Ferry will operate Sunday through Saturday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Lower Algiers – Chalmette: The Chalmette ferry schedule will remain the same.


Current Preventative Methods

The agency remains committed to the safety of our riders and has implemented additional disinfecting methods when cleaning the vehicle fleet. Our regular cleaning process, includes; trash removal, sweeping and mopping of vehicle floors, and wiping down passenger and driver areas with a disinfectant solution.

The agency is enhancing the daily cleaning process to include an additional disinfectant that is sprayed to deter the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The additional cleaning process is designed to disinfect high touch areas, including all railings, seating, operator area, and fareboxes. The agency will continue to clean and disinfect all vehicles within the fleet. This includes all buses, streetcars, ferries, and paratransit vehicles. Each vehicle is cleaned daily with a deep cleaning occurring every 48-72 hours. A log is maintained of all vehicles cleaned and updated daily.

Stay vigilant against COVID-19 by following a few simple steps:


Local & State Health Organizations

These local and state public health organizations are working with the RTA on the appropriate response to COVID-19.

Ready NOLA
New Orleans Health Department
Louisiana Department of Health

National Health Organization

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is leading the national response to COVID-19.

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