Statement regarding face mask use on public transportation
In light of the court ruling on Monday, April 18, 2022 and effective immediately, the TSA will not enforce the mask mandate on public transportation. Therefore, JP Transit and its operators will no longer enforce the mask mandate on Buses or Paratransit vehicles. However, the CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks on public transit. We will communicate any updates publicly if and/or when they change.
New Public Transportation Service Areas and Connections to Improve Travel Times
JEFFERSON, LA — Jefferson Parish Transit will start implementing the New Links Final Network by the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) on Sunday, January 30, 2022.
The purpose of the New Links project was to develop a set of short-term recommendations for improving transit service that can be implemented quickly using existing funding. The network redesign in Jefferson Parish involves a plan for service that reflects current travel needs and community priorities.
“We are proud that Jefferson Transit will be the first in the region to implement New Links recommendations. Our Transit Administration has been working with Transdev since early 2020 to solidify these service changes suggested by the RPC, which will improve travel times for our residents, provide service in new areas and deliver better connections to businesses. Thanks to all our partners on this project and the many community members that attended our hearings and provided valuable feedback.”
East Bank Bus Route changes:
E1 – Veterans bus improves frequency to every 24 minutes.
E5 – Causeway becomes E6 – Metairie Local – this new route brings service to W. Napoleon and Severn Ave.
Rider wait times are improved for all East Bank routes.
West Bank Bus Routes changes:
W1 – Avondale will now service Segnette Blvd, Nicole Blvd and S. Jamie Blvd.
New service to areas where no service existed before, including: Delgado Community College, Segnette field, Alario Center and Emmett Gilbert School.
New bus stops are being installed throughout the Parish to reflect these changes and the new bus schedules will be available on all Transit vehicles and posted at the Wilty Terminal and Transit Administration building in Gretna. Schedules and maps can also be found at www.jptransit.org.
New Links is a collaborative project led by the planning staff of the RPC, which regularly works on planning projects with Jefferson Transit. RPC is a transportation policy organization made up of elected officials, transportation agencies and citizen representatives from the eight parishes in the greater New Orleans region. The RPC is responsible for developing policies and plans for federally funded transportation projects in the region. Jefferson Transit and RPC held two virtual hearings in December 2021 to outline upcoming service changes, the presentation can be found here.
For more information about Jefferson Transit, visit www.jptransit.org. For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
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The Saturday schedule is operated on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
A separate schedule will be announced and used during carnival season (week preceding Mardi Gras day).
Routes without Saturday service do not operate on holidays.