RTA to offer free rides on election day, Saturday, Nov. 18
- November 16th, 2023
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will offer complimentary bus, streetcar and ferry service on Louisiana’s run-off election day, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, to provide easier access to polling locations. There is no requirement to prove registration; riders are encouraged to download the Le Pass app to plan their trip to the polls.
In 2020, the RTA Board of Commissioners approved a resolution adopted by the New Orleans City Council to eliminate fares on official election days, underscoring the agency’s priority to create an equitable transit system.
Riders can find their voting location by visiting geauxvote.com. Please also note:
- The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted absentee ballot is Nov. 17 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).
- On election day, the polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
For more information, visit the RTA website at norta.com or call Rideline at (504) 248-3900.
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana which is operated by an independent Board of Commissioners that serves Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes. The agency operates car and passenger ferries, fixed-route buses, paratransit, streetcar, and limited on-demand service.