New Links is the year-long study and public discussion that will finish with a proposal to change where RTA and Jefferson Transit bus lines go to make them work better for transit riders.
Why are changes needed? Right now, riders have to deal with a lot:
- RTA buses only come on-time three quarters of the time or less (and itsmuch worse on many routes, especially those serving New Orleans East and Algiers).
- Bus lines that used to come every 15 minute or less before Katrina now only come every 30, 45, or 60 minutes – even during rush hour
- Evening and weekend service is even less frequent and that’s a big problem in a city with many hospitality industry workers.
- It takes way too long to get to important places like job opportunities, school, or the doctor’s office – especially if you’re crossing parish lines
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