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Re: “State of the Transit System

Some time ago I wrote a comment to a story about JET Transit, heres the short of it. It's been years since Katrina and it's coming time that everything stop being blamed on on it. As for RTA and Veolia it was a windfall, and by that I mean they had the oportunity to screw up the lines to make it benefit only a few. I understand people are moving out of the city but as many are still working in and moving to the city. A few of the lines have been Combined (Jackson-Esplanade), eliminated (Carrollton, Broadway) and rerouted. Some lines have remain but they have been cut in the aount of buses on the route, meaning a longer wait for a crowded bus. What does it cause you to do? Get a car! Jefferson Transit runs on the Hub and Spoke system on the Westbank meaning all the routes go to one transfer point and they only go out and back one way. Granted we ( RTA ) has a better idea handed down from NOPSI and for the most part kept it going. But I see the writing on the wall that everyone will have to go to Canal ( CBD ) to go anywhere. I knew a lot of students that went to Southern, Dillard, LSU Dental That use to catch the Carrollton going to Gentilly and make it there in a reasonable time. Now, either catch the Broad or go all the way Downtown and it takes longer. The future of RTA in N.O. will end up the same as the RTA runs the Kenner line. One bus per route going al kinds of crazys way.

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Posted by frankenthal on 07/17/2012 at 1:36 PM

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