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Transit Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

RTA remains diligent in slowing the communal spread of COVID-19. RTA vehicles are disinfected daily and preventative measures are used.

  • All bus and streetcar routes are operating on the normal schedule.
  • Paratransit services are operating normally.
  • The Algiers Point – Canal Street Ferry operates Sunday through Saturday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
  • The Chalmette ferry schedule will remain the same.
  • Fares are being collected.

        Questions about RTA service?
        Call Rideline at 504-248-3900 or visit Customer Service.
        Rideline hours are 5:00 am to 11:00 pm, daily.

RTA remains diligent in slowing the communal spread of COVID-19.  All RTA buses, streetcars, ferries, and paratransit vehicles are disinfected daily with state-of-the-art products to include an additional disinfectant that is sprayed to deter the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is designed to disinfect high touch areas. Deep cleaning of all RTA vehicles occurs every 48-72 hours.

You can help keep yourself, fellow riders, and RTA operators safe by maintaining social distancing on buses, streetcars, and ferries. Please observe "Seat Closed" signs on all RTA vehicles and ferries.

To protect our riders and operators, all passengers must wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose. We continue to encourage using public transit only for essential travel.

Mask up for safety!

Masks continue to be required while riding RTA buses, streetcars and ferries.