RTA to Offer Free Rides on Rosa Parks Day and Transit Equity Day, Saturday, February 4
- February 3rd, 2023
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will waive transit fares for Rosa Parks Day, also known as Transit Equity Day, on Saturday, February 4, 2023. Riders can ride at no charge on all RTA buses, streetcars, and ferries.
This fare suspension is the result of the RTA Board of Commissioners adopting the agency Fare Policy on September 27, 2022. This policy establishes transparent guidance for all fare elements and fare-related decisions at RTA. It establishes RTA’s goals, values, and commitments as they relate to fares. The Fare Policy includes language to observe both Parks Rosa Parks Day on her February 4 birthday and Claudette Colvin Day on her September 5 birthday.
As part of the agency's commitment to transit equity, the RTA is proud to honor their courageous assertions of equal rights for African Americans. To commemorate their historic roles in America’s Civil Rights movement, no fares will be collected for transit services on Rosa Parks Day or Claudette Colvin Day.
For more information, visit the agency’s website at norta.com or call RIDELINE at 504-248-3900. Riders can also text “RTA Updates” to 41-411 to receive news, events, and important information from RTA.