New Orleans — Bus Routes to Remain
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that Regional Transit Authority managers seem to be planning not to have current bus lines feed the new Rampart Streetcar when it opens. When the Loyola line opened in 2013 bus routes which previously ran downtown were instead truncated to Union Passenger Terminal, the end of the new streetcar line, forcing passengers to switch to the streetcar. Many passengers complained about this extra time consuming transfer.
"I'm glad to see that RTA and Transdev have taken the public concern about creating additional transfers seriously and are proposing minimal impacts to current riders along the Rampart/St. Claude corridor," said Tara Tolford, a University of New Orleans transportation researcher and member of the RTA Riders' Advisory Committee.
Reportedly the new Rampart streetcar will run on a 20 minute headway during the day.