Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation

One mission of RPC is to identify the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes, and provide strategies for meeting these needs, and prioritize transportation services for funding and implementation. The Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, generally referred to as the Coordinated Plan, directly addresses this mission. The development and implementation of the plan takes place hand in hand with other RPC transit planning initiatives and citizen participation programs.

New Freedom 2014 Program of Projects

The Regional Planning Commission (RPC), as designated recipient of New Freedom funds (Section 5317) for the New Orleans Urbanized Area, is announcing the following 2014 Programs of Projects for the New Freedom program. These awards were approved by the RPC on June 10, 2014.

Coordinated Transportation Committee Meetings

Notice: The next Coordinated Planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Meetings are held at the Regional Transportation Management Center at 10 Veterans Boulevard in New Orleans, at the intersection of West End and Veterans boulevards.  

The Coordinated Plan is the product of discussion and cooperation between public, private, and non-profit transportation and human services providers, as well as other stakeholders and members of the public from throughout the region. This group also serves as a transit advisory committee for the greater New Orleans region. The RPC hosts quarterly meetings bringing these groups together to refine and update the content, strategies, and activities of the Coordinated Plan.

If you are interested in participating in these meetings, or have any questions regarding coordinated planning, please contact Emilie Bahr at 504-483-8565 or at

2013 Coordinated Plan

Comprehensive Operations Analysis (2012)

As population and businesses have returned to Jefferson and Orleans parishes post-Katrina, both New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and Jefferson Parish Transit’s (JeT) ridership demand patterns have been changing.  The Regional Planning Commission initiated a Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA) to collect travel demand data for existing users of RTA and JeT services, and to complete an assessment of how well current services were operating.

Transit Plan for the Greater New Orleans Region (2007)

The Transit Plan for the Greater New Orleans Region, which for the purposes of this study includes Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parishes, is to present a financially constrained plan for the re-establishment of a broader level of transit services in the post-Katrina era.  The report includes information on post-Katrina demographics, transit service demand, transit service standards, an operations plan and makes recommendations for short, mid, and long-term operations as well as coordination opportunities for the various transit providers and parishes.

Additional Resources

- Job Access Reverse Commute
- New Freedom
- Regional Transit Authority
- Jefferson Transit
- St. Bernard Urban Rapid Transit
- River Parish Transit Authority
- Plaquemines Parish
- St. Tammany Parish
- South Central Planning and Development Commission
- Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
- Federal Transit Administration


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CPTHSTP Document
Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan for the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, 2013
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Transit Plan for the Greater New Orlenas Region, July 2007

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