The New Orleans Transit Authority (RTA) launched an online survey for its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study, which will allow the public to provide feedback on route options for the region's first BRT system connecting New Orleans East and Westbank residents to Downtown.
The survey is a step in the decision-making process, advancing the design, and additional federal funding for the BRT project.
BRT is a service that creates a mobility solution. It will provide access for the 30,000 to 35,000 people who live within a half-mile of the 15 to 20 BRT stations connecting them to more than 45,000 jobs.
BRT vehicles will operate at least every 15 minutes during the day seven days a week and connect between 25% to 38% of households without a vehicle along the BRT route to jobs, healthcare, schools, and other essential services. Once the route is selected and the study is complete, the RTA will be eligible to apply for federal funding to build the BRT project.
The BRT study survey will be available online through Friday, May 6.