RTA to Offer Free Rides on Election Day Nov. 18

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will offer complimentary bus, streetcar and ferry service on Louisiana’s run-off election day, Saturday, Nov. 18, to provide easier access to polling locations. There is no requirement to prove registration; riders are encouraged to download the Le Pass app to plan their trip to the polls.

In 2020, the RTA Board of Commissioners approved a resolution adopted by the New Orleans City Council to eliminate fares on official election days, underscoring the agency’s priority to create an equitable transit system.

Riders can find their voting location by visiting geauxvote.com. Please also note:

  • The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted absentee ballot is Nov. 17 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).
  • On election day, the polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 

For more information, visit the RTA website at norta.com or call Rideline at (504) 248-3900.

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