Who We Are
We're connecting more people to more places to make life better and create equitable opportunities for all!
The Regional Transit Authority builds and operates regional transit service throughout Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes. The RTA is responsible for operating transit services bringing commuters to their jobs, students to their schools, and people to entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. The RTA system currently includes five streetcar lines, 34 bus routes, and two ferry routes, plus paratransit services. The RTA moves more than 19 million passengers throughout the system every year. This includes the St. Charles Streetcar Line, our system's most highly traveled line and the longest continually operating streetcar in the country, founded in 1835. The public has many opportunities to shape RTA service and the development of transit projects. The RTA is governed by an 8-member Board of Commissioners.
The mission of the Regional Transit Authority is to provide safe, dependable, efficient transit services to the residents of and visitors to the greater New Orleans region, through investment in infrastructure and service to expand access to opportunities, to build a more resilient community, and to protect the cultural, social, and economic well being of our community through mobility.
The Regional Transit Authority will become the region’s preferred mobility provider by building a transportation network focused on equitable service delivery, regional connectivity, and a forward-looking emphasis on the customer experience.