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Business Description
Operated by New Orleans Public Service since 1922, New Orleans Regional Transit was one of the last urban transit systems in the United States to be transferred from private to public operation. NOPSI began to lose money on the system as the prosperous post-war years changed people's travel patterns. Its investors were unhappy about subsidizing the system, and because it was not eligible for federal funding, there was no opportunity for long-term development of a modern urban transit system. To solve these problems, in 1979 the Louisiana State Legislature created the RTA, placing it under control of a board of commissioners to be appointed by government bodies from participating parishes. The board was charged with successfully transferring the bus and streetcar operation from NOPSI to the new Regional Transit Authority. From 1979 until 1983, the RTA board met, planned and negotiated the NOPSI buyout. RTA's small staff worked with the Mayor's Office of Transit Administration to apply for federal funds to enhance transit amenities and lay the groundwork for the future improvements to the system.
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Administrative Office: (504) 827-7970

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Mid-City
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New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

Categories
Transit Lines, Public Transportation, Bus Lines

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Bruce J Fustin

03/18/2011

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My experience for the last 48 hours

3/17 At 5:45 in the morning I tried to get an earley street car than I do most often It was not running. At about 10:30 i waited for the street car again it took at least an hour and then there were 4 back to back. it took about 20 minutes to get from broad to the end of the line. At 4:00 Again I tried to catch the street car I walked from the end of the line to broad, more than 20 blocks in tole I waited for more than an hour AGAIN. When I did get on the street car I rang the bell to get off and the driver passed my stop up. I did curse at her but I was late for a Dr. visit. So this is the second Dr. visit I am late for because of the street car. 3/18 About 6:20 a street car stops and it waas the operator that I had cursed and she refused to move with me on the car I had to wait 40 more minutes for the next car.
I AM PISSED AND I HAVE GOOD REASON TO BE SO.

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