Current Projects

RTA is continually working to improve the rider experience. Learn more about RTA’s current and future projects.

Canal Street Ferry Terminal

In November 2020, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony on the new Canal Street ferry terminal project.

Downtown Transit Hub

The RTA is working towards a future Downtown Transit Center to be located on the site of the former Southern Railway Terminal in the neutral ground of Basin Street at Canal Street. 

An Interim Downtown Transit Hub will be developed to provided significantly enhanced waiting amenities for riders until the final Transit Center is complete.

New Bus Routes

RTA is updating our bus network, which will result in new bus routes to better serve RTA riders. The new bus routes went live on September 25, 2022. The new bus routes were developed through a two-year planning process that sought to reorganize bus routes and frequencies to improve access and travel times for riders.

Bus Rapid Transit

The RTA is planning for the region’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system. BRT is a premium rapid transit system that uses buses to provide rail-like service but at much lower costs.