New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

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The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) is the public transit provider in New Orleans, Louisiana. They system is run under contract to Veolia Transportation.

History

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority took over public transit operations from the private company New Orleans Public Service Incorporated (NOPSI) in 1983.

Veolia Transportation began operating NORTA in October 2008. On July 1, 2009 the NORTA Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Veolia to expand it's duties to include management of some aspects of the system. This new contract went into effect on September 1, 2009 and is for five years with a five-year option.[1]

Routes

Maps & schedules

Bus

  • 5 Marigny-Bywater
  • 10 Tchoupitoulas
  • 11 Magazine
  • 16 Freret
  • 27 Louisiana
  • 28 M.L.King
  • 32 Leonidas
  • 39 Tulane
  • 45 Lakeview
  • 51 St. Bernard - Paris Ave.
  • 52 St. St. Bernard - St. Anthony
  • 55 Elysian Fields
  • 57 Franklin
  • 60 Hayne
  • 62 Morrison Express
  • 63 New Orleans East Owl
  • 64 Lake Forest Express
  • 80 Louisa
  • 84 Galvez
  • 88 St. Claude/Jackson Barracks
  • 91 Jackson-Esplanade
  • 94 Broad
  • 100 Algiers Loop Owl
  • 101 Algiers Loop
  • 102 General Meyer
  • 108 Algiers Local
  • 114 General DeGaulle - Sullen
  • 115 General DeGaulle - Tullis
  • 201 Kenner Loop

Streetcar

  • Canal Streetcar - Cemeteries
  • Canal Streetcar - City Park/Museum
  • Loyola-UPT Streetcar
  • Riverfront Streetcar
  • St. Charles Streetcar

Fares

Current

Facilities

A. Phillip Randolph Operations Facility

  • Address: 2817 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Phone:
    • Customer Care Ride Line: 504-248-3900

Rosters

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
H001-H005 2010 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
Equipped with streamlined roof and rear window.
H006-H015 2012 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
H016 2013 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
143-181 2008 OBI Orion VII NG
(07.502)
Cummins ISL
192-266 2010 Orion Orion VII NG
(07.501)
Cummins ISL
267-274 2012 Orion Orion VII EPA10
(07.501)
Cummins ISL9
4501-4505 2005 MCI D4500

Retired Roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-68 1960 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Some retired in 1975 by the AM General order.
    • Phased out completely between 1979-1981 by the RTS and Grumman orders.
69-142 1961 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Some retired in 1975 by the AM General order.
    • Phased out completely between 1979-1981 by the RTS and Grumman orders.
143-153 1962 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Retired in 1979-1981 by the RTS and Grumman orders.
154-167 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Retired between 1979-1981 by the RTS and Grumman orders.
168-195 1964 Flxible F2D6V-401-AC Detroit Diesel 6V71N Spicer 184 Retired between 1979-1981 by the RTS and Grumman orders.
100-126 1986 MAN Americana
(SL-40102L)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B Retired GMC and Flxible New Look buses. Also replaced some AM Generals.
127-139 1990 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
8 units written-off after damages from Hurricane Katrina.
140-142 2004 OBI Orion V
(05.504)
196-222 1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Some units rebuilt by Blitz in 1978.
  • Unrebuilt units retired between 1979-1981 by the RTS and Grumman orders.
    • Rebuilt units retired between 1985-1986 by the MAN Americanas.
223-253 1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Some units rebuilt by Blitz in 1978.
  • Unrebuilt units retired between 1979-1981 by the RTS and Grumman orders.
    • Rebuilt units retired between 1985-1986 by the MAN Americanas.
254-313 1965 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • Some units rebuilt by Blitz in 1978.
  • Unrebuilt units retired between 1979-1981 by the RTS and Grumman orders.
    • Rebuilt units retired between 1985-1986 by the MAN Americanas.
314 1963 Flxible F2D6V-401-AC Detroit Diesel 6V71N Spicer 184
  • Ex-Demo.
  • Retired between 1979-1981 by the RTS and Grumman orders.
315-409 1967 Flxible 111CC-D4-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
    • Several units were acquired during the take over in 1983 and retired between 1985-1986 by the MAN Americanas.
410-517 1974-1975 AMG 10240-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
  • Formerly NOPSI 410-517.
  • Retired in the early 90s by the Orion V and New Flyer D40 orders.
518-702 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-203)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly NOPSI 518-702.
  • Replaced many GMC and Flxible New Looks.
  • Retired by 1998.
703-761 1981 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-8)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly NOPSI 703-761.
  • Replaced many GMC and Flxible New Looks.
  • Retired by 1998.
762-867, 872 1985-1986 MAN Americana
(SL-40102L)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B Retired GMC and Flxible New Look buses. Also replaced some AM Generals.
868-871, 873-899 1986 MAN Americana
(SL-40102L)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B Retired GMC and Flxible New Look buses. Also replaced some AM Generals.
1008-1023 1983 Carpenter CBW300
1024-1041 1987 Blue Bird
1042-1049 1989 Boyertown TVB292 Used on Vieux Carre Trolley.
94006-94078 1994 NFI D40 25 units written-off after damages from Hurricane Katrina.
97200-97299 1997 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R 18 units written-off after damages from Hurricane Katrina.
97300-97376 1997 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • 73 units written-off after damages from Hurricane Katrina.
  • This order was originally for 85 buses numbered 97300-97384, serial numbers were 33215-33253, 33255-33296, 33298-33301 for all 85 buses.
    • 97378-97384 were renumbered to replace the original buses numbered 97319,97324,97327,97331,97333,97334,97338, which were rejected buses.
  • A second order for 69 buses was to be 97385-97453, but only 13 buses were delivered. 56 were sold off to various agencies and erials for these buses were 33405-33416, 33418-33427, 33429-33435, 33446-3472, 33475-33487
    • The 13 buses were numbered 97340, 97341, 97344, 97350-97352, 97356, 97359, 97360, 97368-97370, and 97375 to replace the original buses that were rejected.
    • 36 buses were sold to Green Bus Lines as 5501-5536
    • 7 buses were sold to Coach USA/HAML as 401-407.
    • 5 were sold to Queens Surface as 700-703, 705.
98400-98467 1998 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R 52 units written-off after damages from Hurricane Katrina.
98500-98529 1999 OBI Orion V
(05.505)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R 26 units written-off after damages from Hurricane Katrina.

Paratransit roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-6 1980 Chance RT-50 Formerly NOPSI same #s.
11-22 1986 Blue Bird ?
23-28 1987 Blue Bird ?
30-32 1989 Ford E350 ?
L4001-L4005 1994 ? Diamond VIP 2200

Post-Katrina leased bus roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
20, 24, 29, 32 ? Orion Orion I
(01.507)
6 units
143-160, 173? 1995 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
163-171, 1733, 1737, 1761 ? Gillig Phantom 12 units
2612-2621, 2720 ? NABI 416 6 units
3271-3470 1987-1989 Neoplan USA AN440A
8226-8536 ? MCI 102-A3 12 units
9001-9006 ? Flxible ? 5 units

References

  1. new Orleans open New chapter, veoliatransportation.com, retreived on 2011-01-25
  2. [1]
  3. [2]

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