Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Transit
Last Update: 1/24/2013 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: Albert Roussell
Address: 21 Westbank Exp
Gretna LA   70053
Phone: (504) 364-3450
Fax: (504) 364-3453
Email Address:
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 V.I.P. monthly fixed route pass may be used on any Jefferson Transit route for an unlimited number of rides. 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 six 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, as does the Oakdale Park & Ride. All facilities comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are fully accessible. In addition, all of 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: 57 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

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

Service Area: Jefferson Parish
2011System Data
Total Operating Costs: Fixed: $11,137,492 Paratransit: $2,885,593
Ridership: Fixed: 1,969,667 Paratransit: 70,689
Annual System Miles: Fixed: 1,442,066 Paratransit: 335,801
Cost Per Mile: Fixed: $7.72 Paratransit: $8.59
Type of System: Urban
United Cerebral Palsy/GNO
Last Update: 1/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: United Cerebral Palsy/GNO
Contact: Paul F. Bussell. CEO
Address: 1000 Leonidas Street
New Orleans LA   70118
Phone: (504) 865-0003
Fax: (504) 865-0300
Email Address: paul@ucpgno.org
Funding Class: Medicaid funding-(Disabled Adults)
Vehicles: 2, lift-equipped
Clients Served: Disabled
ServiceProvided: Demand-responsive
Operating Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., M-F
Service Area: Orleans, Jefferson, Avondale, St. Bernard
Type of System: Specialized
Town of Grand Isle
Last Update: 1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Town of Grand Isle
Contact: Terry Vegas
Address: P. O. Box 200 170 Ludwig Lane
Grand Isle LA   70358
Phone: (985) 787-3196
Fax: (985) 787-3859
Email Address: teresa_vegas@yahoo.com
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 1 lift-equipped
Clients Served: Elderly,disabled,needy
ServiceProvided: Demand-responsive and fixed
Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m, M-F
Base Fare: Not applicable
Service Area: Jefferson, Lafourche, Terrebonne
Type of System: Specialized
City of Westwego
Last Update: 11/22/2016 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
Jefferson Council on Aging, Inc.
Last Update: 7/29/2014 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: 9 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: