NEW ORLEANS – Regional transportation leaders meet to kick off the New Links Phase II community meetings. In this meeting, the public will hear from Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee-Sheng, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority CEO Alex Z. Wiggins, and Regional Planning Commission Deputy Director Jason Sappington.
New Links is a planning project to re-imagine how bus, streetcar and ferry service connects Greater New Orleans. The City Of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish are working together to map-out a better connect their public transportation systems.
The plan, titled The New Link, could completely restructure bus service in the region. More than a year of research went into the study. The plans looked at everything from bus frequency to the number of stops, and even the use of more hubs for service. City workers also want to integrate Saint Bernard Parish into the plan.
There will be another meeting Monday night, at 5:30 p.m. at the library on Loyola.