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RTA extends its face mask requirements

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) extended its face mask requirement while riding buses, streetcars, ferries, and paratransit vehicles, through March 18, 2022. This extension corresponds with the announcement made today by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). 

The RTA originally instituted a mask requirement for passengers on agency vehicles during the Spring of 2020. While this announcement extends the date of enforcement, all other aspects of the requirement remain unchanged, including exemptions and civil penalties. Failure to comply may result in denial of boarding or removal. The refusal to wear a mask is a violation of federal law and passengers may be subject to penalties under federal law.

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Purchasing Options for All Fares and Passes 

The RTA offers one way fare and express fare as well as a variety of pass options. Please note that fares and passes are only applicable to the New Orleans RTA system. They cannot be used in the Jefferson Transit (JeT) system. 

1. Purchase on the Bus or Streetcar

You can buy a one way fare for $1.25 or a one-day pass for $3 directly from your bus driver or a streetcar operator, using cash or exact change only. Children ages 5 and under ride free!

2. Purchase with GoMobile App

Download the app to buy all fares and passes on your smartphone and ride instantly! Below are fare options offered on GoMobile

  1-Day 31-Day
Jazzy Passes (Bus, Streetcar & Ferry) X X

GoMobile Fare and Pass Prices

Type of Pass Price
Single-Ride Fare (including Express Service) $1.25
Single-Ride Fare w/ Transfer $1.25
Single-Ride Senior/Disabled Fare (ID Required) $0.40
Single-Ride Senior/Disabled Fare with Transfer $0.40
Single-Ride Youth Fare (K-12) $0.50
Single-Ride Youth Fare with Transfer (K-12) $0.50
Single-Ride Ferry Only Fare $2.00
Single-Ride Senior/Disabled Ferry Only Fare (ID Required) $1.00
Single-Ride Youth Ferry Only Fare (K-12) $1.00
Single-Ride Ferry Only Vehicle Driver Fare $2.00
Single-Ride Ferry Only Vehicle Driver Plus Trailer Fare $5.00
Single-Ride Senior/Disabled Ferry Only Vehicle Driver Fare (ID Required) $1.00
Single-Ride Senior/Disabled Ferry Only Vehicle Driver Plus Trailer Fare (ID Required) $4.00
Single-Ride Ferry Only Vehicle Additional Passenger Fare $1.00
1-Day Jazzy Pass $3.00
1-Day Senior/Disabled Pass (ID Required) $0.80
1-Day Youth Pass (K-12) $1.00
31-Day Jazzy Pass $45.00
31-Day Senior/Disabled Pass (ID Required) $14.00
31-Day Youth Pass (K-12) $18.00

3. Purchase Online 

Purchase in our online store. You can purchase the following tickets::

Type of Pass Price
1-Day Jazzy Pass $3.00
1-Day Senior/Disabled Jazzy Pass $0.80
1-Day Youth Jazzy Pass $1.00
31-Day Jazzy Pass $45.00
31-Day Senior/Disabled Jazzy Pass $14.00
31-Day Youth Jazzy Pass $18.00
10 One-Way Tickets $12.50
One-Way Ferry Ticket $2.00

4.  Purchase at RTA Retail Vendor Locations

A number of stores across the city sell 1-Day and 31-Day Jazzy Passes, including all Walgreen’s locations in Orleans Parish. The RTA is continually signing up new business partners to sell Jazzy Passes, so check back often! 

To find a store near you that sells Jazzy Passes, click below.

5.  Purchase at Ticket Vending Machines (TVM)

  • There are four TVMs along the Canal Streetcar Line. They dispense 1-Day Jazzy Passes. TVMs can also dispense Stored Value Cards in the amounts of $10, $15 and $20. Currently, TVMs only accept cash.
  •  The locations for the TVMs are:
    •  2817 Canal Street
    •  Canal at N. Peters RTA Shelter
    •  Canal at City Park Ave. (Cemeteries) RTA Shelter
    •  Canal at Bourbon St. RTA Shelter

*There are other transit systems in the area, including Jefferson Express Transit (JeT) and St. Bernard Urban Rapid Transit (SBURT). These transit systems have their own ticketing and fare structure and systems. Your Jazzy Passes can only be used on vehicles operated by the RTA.

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