Public Transportation

Our Region’s Transit

 The New Orleans region is served by seven public transit providers, operating a mix of services ranging from rural demand response to bus, streetcar and ferry service. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and Jefferson Transit (JET) are the region’s two largest transit operators, and both agencies serve on the RPC’s Transportation Policy Committee.

RPC’s Transit Coordination

The RPC works with the regional transit operators to identify capital projects for the region’s various short- and long-term transportation plans and coordinate between the agencies and other transportation stakeholders.

RPC’s Transit Studies & Plans

The RPC also conducts comprehensive planning projects and studies for the agencies. Major recent projects include:

  • Jefferson Transit’s 2019 Strategic Plan, a comprehensive plan providing goals and guidance for Jefferson Transit over the next 20 years.
  • The New Links Comprehensive Operations Analysis, a project to study and plan for a redesign of fixed-route transit serving the New Orleans region. 
  • Paratransit Study for RTA Lyft and Jefferson Transit MITS These volumes, done as an addendum to the New Links Transit Plan, include operations analyses of both RTA and Jefferson Parish’s ADA paratransit services and recommendations for the improvement of both.”

Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Planning

“The Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan identifies strategies for meeting the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, limited English proficiency, and those with low incomes.”

Coordinated Human Services Plan


How to Participate

“Participate in the development and implementation of the plan by joining RPC’s Human Services Transportation Committee


Learn More

“Learn more about human services transportation planning from the National Center for Mobility Management:”