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April 24, 2013

New Orleans streetcar may see major expansion

RTA’s proposal would almost double the size of the city's existing system. However, the plan depends on new federal grants or tax revenues. The agency projects the cost of all the new lines at more than $800 million.


February 25, 2013

Veolia, New Orleans open streetcar extension

The line, which officially opened on Jan. 28, has already generated $2.7 billion in development along the streetcar’s new corridor, including new apartments, condominiums, and an entertainment/sports complex.


January 28, 2013

N.O. streetcar extension opens

The Loyola Avenue Streetcar line has four new stations and travels through the city’s business district, which includes energy, government, healthcare and financial sector offices and jobs.


March 29, 2012

RTA New Orleans launches public safety campaign

Through the use of television PSAs, advertisements on RTA vehicles, brochures, flyers and social media, the safety campaign grabs the viewer's attention with creative and direct messaging encouraging citizens to "think again" so that they avoid dangers while near a streetcar line.


October 5, 2011

CHK to develop New Orleans pedestrian wayfinding map

Will include 3-D landmarks, “you are here” demarcations, and transit information.


October 4, 2011

EXPO opening session focuses on New Orleans rebirth, leadership changes

While the list of speakers covered regions from East to West, the basic message was clear: this is a trying time for our country, and specifically the public transportation industry, but everyone must take their seat at the table to make their voice heard.


September 8, 2011

PB to manage New Orleans RTA streetcar construction

Team will be responsible for providing construction management and support staff throughout the construction and close-out phases. The firm will also monitor and control project schedule and budget.


August 9, 2011

NORTA nearing end of major shelter install project

The two-year, $5 million project will cover 11 percent (210 shelters) of the city's bus stops. Twenty-eight shelters were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.


May 25, 2011

New Orleans transit defends $800-per-hour legal bill

In response to questions about how much its legal expenses are costing taxpayers, a New Orleans Regional Transit Authority Chairwoman commended the work done by its law firm, citing a range of duties that Haley has taken on as the agency struggled to rebuild itself after Hurricane Katrina.


May 10, 2011

Study evaluates delegated transit management

Reviews a transit service contracting approach new to the U.S., and its effects on the service provision and transit users' perception of service quality in the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.


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