Transit Week is a time to celebrate transit and raise awareness about the importance of world class transit to the economic vitality, sustainability and health of New Orleans and the greater region.
Throughout Transit Week, Ride New Orleans will promote education and engagement in critical issues confronting transit riders and encourage New Orleanians to leave their cars at home and try transit.
Transit Week Events and Activities
Transit Trivia Pub Nights
Do you know what US city was the first to get a subway? Do you know what bus line will get you from the CBD to the airport? What’s the difference between a streetcar and trolley? This is your chance to attend your local watering hole’s trivia night which will feature transit questions compiled by Ride New Orleans’ favorite transit enthusiasts. Prizes include transit schwag galore! Participating bars currently include:MONDAY – NOVEMBER 12 – 8:00PM Finn McCool’s - 3701 Bank Street, 504.486.9080 TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 13 – Double Dose! Tracey’s – 2604 Magazine St, 504.897.5413 7:30PM Mid-City Bulldog - 5135 Canal Boulevard, 504.488.4191 8:00PM WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 14 – 7:30PM Cooter Brown’s - 509 S. Carrollton Ave, 504.866.9104 THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 15 – 8:30PM Pal’s Lounge – 949 N. Rendon St., 504.488.7257
The 11th ”Mobile Happy” Hour
Hop aboard the #11 Magazine Street bus for a joy ride and mobile happy hour to celebrate Transit Week 2012! See the flier here!
Transit themed drinks will be served and DJ TOD (Transit-Oriented DANCING) will be spinning transit jamz!
FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 16 – 6:00PM
Employer Transit Challenge
Ride New Orleans issued a challenge to New Orleans business leaders – encourage your employees to leave their cars at home to try transit for the work commute at least once during the week.
Are you an employer who wants to participate? Or do you want to challenge your employer to participate? Here are some resources to get you started:
- Employer Transit Challenge – Letter to Employers
- Business Benefits of the Transit Commute
- Take the pledge! (the form)
- Transit Tips for a smooth ride
- Biking Tips for a smooth ride
- Why try transit?
Ride staff and volunteers are available to meet with employers to discuss the valuable tax incentives that exist for encouraging and supporting employees who ride transit and bike to work. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer Station Conversation
Did you know that more than 7,000 transit riders pass through the CBD transfer station daily? The RTA’s bus and streetcar system is designed so that the majority of routes do not cross Canal Street making transfers between uptown and downtown lines a necessity for most transit riders.
At the Canal Blvd transfer station in Lakeview, the RTA wants to extend the Canal Streetcar to facilitate easy transfers from the many buses that stop there. But neighborhood opposition threatens the project.
Ride New Orleans believes that transfer stations should be centrally located, facilitate easy connections and include design features such as ample shade and seating, information kiosks, next bus arrival signage, restrooms, concession areas and more.
Throughout Transit Week, Ride will have volunteers at the transfer station to have a transfer station conversation with riders.
We are looking for volunteers to help with our conversation. See shift dates, times and locations below. If you’re interested in helping out with rider outreach during Transit Week – shoot us an email at transitweek@rideneworleans.