Orleans Transport - New Orleans has a very
good public transport system based on many bus routes.
Run by the RTA, it claims that most places are within
a few minutes of a bus service. Further information
on routes and schedules including a map can be found
at the link below.
Visitor passes are available at 5 dollars for one
day and 12 dollars for a three day ticket. Otherwise
the cost of a single trip is around $1.25- 1.50 with
25c extra for transfers. You buy a ticket on boarding
the bus or streetcar but you must have the exact change.
The city has just reintroduced Street Cars
and this colorful means of transport now runs on two
routes. The Number 42 which goes from French Market
to the Cemetries; and the Number 45 which runs from
French Market to City Park. These streetcars are based
on the Perley-Thomas streetcars but are modernised,
airconditioned and newly built streetcars with chair
lifts etc. At present 24 bright red street cars provide
the services on the two routes. These routes were
reintroduced during 2004. The city streetcar system
is the oldest in America and it is a great tourist
attraction. Its well worth taking a ride on one of