The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced it celebrated the opening of the new $43.5 million Canal Street Ferry Terminal.
The terminal better connects the city’s Eastbank and Westbank communities with its passenger ferry service between Canal Street and Algier Point.
RTA CEO Lona Hankins was joined by Federal Transit Administrator, Nuria Fernandez, U.S. Representative Troy Carter (LA-2), and other federal, state, and local officials for the grand opening ceremony at the new terminal.
Details of the Canal Street Ferry Terminal
With the completion of this redevelopment project, the new terminal replaces the now-demolished terminal with an ADA-compliant terminal and pedestrian bridge.
The new terminal creates a Riverfront connecting Audubon Aquarium to Spanish Plaza.
Since suspending the car ferry service on the Canal-Algiers ferry line, the agency focused the design of the terminal on passenger needs while accommodating the new RTA passenger ferry vessels, RTA1, and RTA2.
The $43.5 million project was made possible with several public funding sources including, $24.3 million in funding from the FTA, as well as $5.9 million from the City of New Orleans, $2 million from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and $6.5 million from the RTA.