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 in poverty and zero car households . The estimate under this network redesign plan is that about two thirds of households without cars would be within a half mile walk of a bus line coming at least every 20 minutes .
More efficient service
The new network incorporates best practices at making service more efficient. This includes removing overlapping segments from many bus routes and structuring RTA and JET services so that they do not compete with each other 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 in several locations in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes.