Hurricane Preparedness


RTA's role during an Evacuation

When a hurricane threatens New Orleans, the RTA starts its process of shutting down service and securing its vehicles and facilities. There is no strict timeline outlining when services stop because we make adjustments according to the hurricane’s path, strength, speed, and predicted time of landfall.  

During an evacuation, the RTA assists the City of New Orleans by doing the following: 

  • Putting all available vehicles, drivers, and other resources into use to help the City with its evacuation plan.
  • Transport evacuees from designated pick-up points to the Smoothie King Center.