Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

Saint Charles Parish
The Arc of St. Charles, Inc.
Last Update: 6/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: The Arc of St. Charles, Inc.
Legislative Districts: 56
Congressional Districts: 3
Contact: Victoria Bryant, Executive Director
Address: P. O. Box 455 13771 Hwy 631
Boutte LA   70039
Phone: (985) 785-0971
Fax: (985) 785-0034
Email Address: vbryant@arcofstcharles.com
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 3 lift-equipped
Clients Served: Elderly,disabled, mentally retarded
ServiceProvided: Demand-responsive
Operating Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: $2.50 per trip
Service Area: St. Charles Parish
Total Operating Costs: 60,320.00
Cost Per Hour: 23.50
Cost Per Mile: .75
Type of System: Specialized
St. Charles COA
Last Update: 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: St. Charles COA
Contact: April Keller, Executive Director
Address: 626 Pine St., Suite A
Hahnville LA   70057
Phone: (985) 783-6683
Fax: (985) 783-1996
Email Address: akeller@stcharlescoa.com
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 7 (all are lift-equipped)
Clients Served: Elderly, Disabled
ServiceProvided: Demand-responsive
Operating Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: Donations accepted
Service Area: St. Charles parish
Type of System: Specialized
River Parishes Transit Authority
Last Update: 8/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: Transdev
Legislative Districts: Senate 19 House 57
Congressional Districts: 6th
Contact: Brent Petit, RPTA Chairman
Address: 149 Woodland Dr.
LaPlace, LA 70068-5940 LA   70068-5940
Phone: (504) 304-2000 (504) 304-0731
Fax: (504) 304-2001
Email Address: svansickle@solutient.com
Funding Class: Rural - Section 5311
River Parishes Transit Authority
The River Parish Transit Authority (RPTA) was created by special Louisiana legislation for the purpose of providing regional transit service covering St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes. The RPTA is governed by a governed by a seven person board with representation from each parish. RPTA provides a general public demand-response service in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes with connectivity to St. James Parish and the city of Kenners transit systems.

RPTA has a contract with Veolia Transportation Services to operate the service. Veolia provides drivers and dispatchers who are under the supervision of an operations manager assigned to the RPTA. The South Central Planning and Development Commission is the RPTA General Manager and Fiscal Agent and provides fiscal and grant and contract management services.

RPTA operates five 10 to 12 passenger vehicles. Each vehicle is equipped with a wheel chair lift and can accommodate two wheelchair passengers. Service is curb to curb, meaning passengers will be picked up and dropped off at that point along the public street nearest to the point they wish to get on or off the bus. Vehicles cannot enter private property including shopping center parking areas. Due to the size of these small buses, drivers may have difficulty turning around or maneuvering on short and narrow public lanes and as a result riders attempting to leave or reach points along such lanes may be requested to meet the bus at the closest corner.
Vehicles: 5
Clients Served: General Public
ServiceProvided: public transit
Operating Hours: 5:30am - 7:30pm Monday -Saturday
Base Fare: $2.00
Service Area: St. Charles and St. John Parishes
2014 System Data
Total Operating Costs: 762,574
Ridership: 14,704
Annual System Miles: 270,041
Cost Per Trip: 51.86
Cost Per Mile: 2.82
Type of System: Rural