October 5, 2011
In 2010, the RTA received a $45 million TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a streetcar loop on Loyola Avenue from Canal Street to the Union Passenger Terminal (UPT), a 1.4-mile route through the central business district.
August 9, 2011
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.
June 7, 2011
In addition, Secretary LaHood said that the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority will receive a $400,000 grant from the FTA to establish a streetcar maintenance training program to assist in hiring and training skilled streetcar maintenance workers.
March 15, 2010
Grant was part of $1.5 billion TIGER Award from the U.S. DOT. It will expand the historic New Orleans streetcars through the city’s central business district, a corridor that is home to significant commercial and business activity.
August 7, 2009
CoachCrafters expects that repowering transit buses will become more and more popular over the next few years as many buses with Detroit engines need to either be repowered or retired.
July 7, 2009
Company has been operating public transportation in city under traditional management contract with RTA since October of 2008.
April 1, 2009
Teenager puts transit on the map. Former dispatch manager launches charter service. NORTA upgrades bus shelters.
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