RTA Public Meeting Tonight

The Regional Transit Authority, RTA, will host a public meeting on March 6 for the proposed bus/streetcar terminal on the intersection of Canal Boulevard at City Park Avenue.

Tuesday, March 6 at 6PM
Delgado Community College
Student Life Center, building 23
Canal Streetcar Terminal March 6 meeting flyer

The Federal Transportation Administration, FTA, in conjunction with the RTA, is preparing an Environmental Assessment for the proposed bus/streetcar terminal project. This proposed project will replace the existing Canal Streetcar terminal at the corner of Canal Street and City Park Avenue with a combined streetcar and bus terminal to be located on Canal Boulevard north of City Park Avenue.
The existing Canal Streetcar Line is proposed to be extended 0.15 miles to the proposed new streetcar and bus turn terminal. The proposed line will make a right turn onto City Park Avenue and then left on Canal Boulevard, terminating at the existing bus station that, as proposed, will be modified with an increase in the number of bus parking bays and other facility improvements. A no-build alternative will also be evaluated.
Currently, transit riders must cross City Park Avenue from Canal Street to transfer between the streetcar terminal and RTA and Jefferson Transit (JeT) bus stops located on Canal Boulevard. Currently, the purpose of the project is to improve safety for transit riders and improve operational and rider facilities. The Environmental Assessment is a required step before federal funding is granted for the project.
The community workshop, open to the public, is on Tuesday, March 6 at 6PM.  The meeting will be held at Delgado Community College at the Student Life Center, building 23. To find out more about this project visit www.norta.com, email canalboulevard@norta.com or call 504-620-0036.

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