Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Transit
Last Update: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Jefferson Transit
Legislative Districts: Senate Districts 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 19; House Districts 78, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 92, 94, 105
Congressional Districts: 1,2
Contact: Sharon W. Leader
Address: 21 Westbank Exp
Gretna LA   70053
Phone: (504) 364-3450
Fax: (504) 364-3453
Email Address: sleader@jeffparish.net
Funding Class: Large Urban
Profile of System
Jefferson Transit offers both fixed route and paratransit service on the Eastbank and Westbank of Jefferson Parish, and to the New Orleans Central Business District (CBD). The monthly fixed route pass may be used on any Jefferson Transit route for an unlimited number of rides. The one day pass is good on any fixed route bus during that calendar day. Jefferson Transit and the Regional Transit Authority (RTA), serving New Orleans, work together to coordinate both fixed route and paratransit services.

Jefferson Transit runs six routes on the Eastbank and seven on the Westbank. The Eastbank and Westbank systems connect on Jefferson Highway at Clearview Parkway and also in the New Orleans CBD at Loyola and Tulane. Eastbank routes connect with RTA routes in Kenner, as well as in New Orleans at City Park Avenue and Canal Boulevard, along Tulane Avenue, and at Claiborne Avenue and Carrollton Avenue. Westbank routes connect with RTA routes only in the New Orleans CBD.

The Wilty Terminal (Gretna) and the Walkertown Terminal (Marrero) serve as two hubs for the Westbank routes. Both terminals offer park and ride facilities. All facilities comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are fully accessible. In addition, all fixed route buses are fully accessible.

MITS (Mobility Impaired Transit System) is operated by Jefferson Transit for those persons unable to use fixed route transit. MITS offers curb to curb service for those individuals who have been certified to ride the system. The MITS service fully complies with all requirements of the ADA. MITS provides three designated transfer locations for certified riders who need to transfer to RTA’s Lift/Dial-a-Ride paratransit services. Ride requests may be made up to one week in advance.
Characteristics of System
Vehicles: 41 Fixed Route, 17 Paratransit Vehicles
Clients Served: General Public
Operating Hours: 5:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 7 days; hours vary by route
Base Fare: Fixed:
Eastbank only/Westbank only
$1.50; transfers $0.50
$2.00 to cross river

Service across river or to New Orleans CBD
$2.00; transfer $0.50

Medicare, Elderly, Disabled
$1.00; transfers $0.25

Children under 4
Free; transfers free

Paratransit:
$3.00
Service Area: Jefferson Parish
2017System Data
Total Operating Costs: Fixed: $11,156,738 Paratransit: $2,960,568
Ridership: Fixed: 1,953,429 Paratransit: 71,732
Annual System Miles: Fixed: 1,535,394Paratransit: 440,669
Cost Per Hour: $104.71 fixed Paratransit 79.13
Cost Per Mile: Fixed: $7.27 Paratransit: $6.72
Type of System: Urban
City of Westwego
Last Update: 6/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Westwego, City of
Contact: Allison Romero
Address: 701 4th Street
Westwego LA   70094
Phone: 504-328-3664
Email Address: aromero@cityofwestwego.com
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 1 wheelchair assessible
Clients Served: specialized paratransit services
Operating Hours: M-F 7am till4pm
Jefferson Council on Aging, Inc.
Last Update: 7/23/2018 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Jefferson COA
Contact: Rose Marie Jenkins, Transportation Supervisor
Address: 6620 Riverside Dr. Ste 107
Metairie LA   70003
Phone: 504-207-4900
Fax: 504-887-6381
Email Address: transportation@jcoa.net
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Who We Are
JCOA is a private nonprofit corporation (LA R.S. 46:1601) that is also the designated Area Agency on Aging for Jefferson Parish. JCOA is responsible for advocacy and planning a comprehensive and coordinated variety of services that are available to approximately 80,000 persons age 60+ in Jefferson Parish.
JCOA is managed by a professional staff that is supervised by a 21-member volunteer Board of Directors.
“Come Ride With Us”
Vehicles: 10 lift-equipped vehicles
ServiceProvided: Transport passengers within the boundaries of Jefferson Parish on a modified, fixed route basis,
Operating Hours: Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Hours vary by route.
Service Area: Jefferson Parish/Geographic areas served include: