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Buses In New Orleans

Need to get around the city, but your car is in the shop? It's too far to walk, but you can't afford a taxi. Take the bus (or streetcar). 

Years ago, in the late 1940's, maybe one family out of three had an automobile. If they did have a car, there was but one in the family, not one per person, like today. People used the bus to go everywhere. Bus service was provided by New Orleans Public Service, Inc., who also supplied natural gas and electricity. 

Regional Transit AuthorityToday, these utilities have been separated, and the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides New Orleans public transportation. Unfortunately, transportation between Jefferson Parish and New Orleans involves two separate transportation agencies, Jefferson Parish transportation is provided by Jefferson Transit (JET). The area served by Jefferson Transit is shown on their route map. There are connections to key transportation routes of the RTA (New Orleans). 

Airport to town - $2.00 Departs from the airport and goes to the downtown area.

Around town - $1.25; Express - $1.50 The buses run different schedules (any where from 10 to 20-minute intervals). You can obtain bus route lines and times from the driver. For more information, call (504) 737-9611.

The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Bus picks up outside airport Entrance #7 on the upper level.

Bus Fare: The fare for Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) is $2. The fare boxes will accept $1, $5, $10, $20 dollar bills and all U.S. coins. The fare boxes will provide change in the form of a value card that can be used for future fares.

About the Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Route: The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, down Airline Drive into New Orleans. The Airport bus stop is on the second level of the Airport, near the Delta counter, in the median (look for the sign and bench). That Jefferson Transit bus takes you from the airport to the end of that line which is the corner of Tulane and Carrollton Avenues.  You would then catch the Tulane Avenue bus which will take you to Canal Street at Loyola.  On that RTA bus, ask for a transfer so you can use that to get on connecting buses to get to your destination.

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These entitle the bearer to unlimited ridership on all streetcar and bus lines. Available at hotels and shopping areas. Cost: $5.00 for one day, $12.00 for three days, $20.00 five days.

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority privides Streetcar and Bus Schedules.