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RTA Cuts Back On Service In Response To Coronavirus Spread

Nina Feldman

The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will begin reducing the frequency of buses, streetcars and ferries to help minimize the community spread of COVID-19, according to a press release.

The changes are as follows:

Buses and streetcars

Monday through Friday, fixed-route buses and streetcars will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Weekend service remains unchanged.

Paratransit services

Paratransit services will continue to operate as normal.

RTA will be “prioritizing reservations with life-sustaining reservations taking precedence.” The authority is asking riders to limit the number of trips for recreation.


The Algiers Point/Canal Street Ferry will operate seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Chalmette Ferry schedule will remain on the usual schedule.

Schedules and details can be found .

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Travis Lux primarily contributes science and health stories to Louisiana's Lab. He studied anthropology and sociology at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, and picked up his first microphone at the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, MA. In his spare time he loves to cook -- especially soups and casseroles.
Travis Lux
Travis is WWNO's coastal reporter.