The new network would significantly improve the number of people living within a half mile of bus lines coming at least every 15 or 20 minutes.
More equitable service
The improved service would be strongest for residents who are most likely to need transit. People living in poverty and households without access to a car would see the greatest gains in access to frequent service.
More efficient service
The new network incorporates best practices to make service more efficient. This includes removing overlapping segments from many bus routes and structuring RTA and JET services so that they do not compete for riders.
Better job access across parish lines
The new network is structured to create better workforce connections for riders. The network significantly improves the number of residents who would have access to major job hubs in both Jefferson and Orleans parishes.
The new network would establish transfer hubs at several locations in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes. Some of these hubs would use existing transfer facilities (such as Wilty Terminal), while others would require new facilities (such as the proposed hub in New Orleans East).
COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, AND SIGN UP
Thank you to all who participated and provided feedback during the New Links planning process. To receive ongoing updates or provide comments on implementation of the New Links plan, please contact the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and Jefferson Transit (Jet) using the information below.