Louisiana Transit Resource Guide

St. John The Baptist Parish
St. John ARC
Last Update: 1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: St. John ARC
Contact: Linda Lambert, Dir
Address: 101 Bamboo Rd.
LaPlace LA   70068
Phone: (985) 652-8003
Fax: (985) 652-2536
Email Address: stjohnarcddt@comcast.net
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 4 lift-equipped
Clients Served: Disabled, retarded
ServiceProvided: Demand-responsive
Operating Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: Not applicable
Service Area: St. John Parish
Type of System: Specialized
St. John COA
Last Update: 6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: St. John COA
Contact: Cheryl Parquet, Dir
Address: 214 Regala Park Rd
Reserve LA   70068
Phone: (985) 479-0272
Fax: (985) 479-3237
Email Address: cherylp@rtconline.com
Funding Class: 5310 Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Vehicles: 4 lift-equipped
Clients Served: Elderly, disabled
ServiceProvided: Demand-responsive
Operating Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
Base Fare: Not applicable
Service Area: St. John Parish
Type of System: Specialized
River Parishes Transit Authority
Last Update: 9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM
Operated By: TRANS DEV
Legislative Districts: Senate 19 House 57
Congressional Districts: 6th
Contact: Brent Petit, RPTA Chairman
Address: 149 Woodland Dr.
LaPlace LA   70068-5940
Phone: 504-313-0176
Email Address: stacy.vansickle@transdev.com
Funding Class: Rural - Section 5311
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
Operating Hours: 5:00am - 7:30pm Monday - Friday
5:30am - 7:30pm Saturday
Base Fare: $2.00
Service Area: St. John and St. Charles Parishes
2016 System Data
Total Operating Costs: $1,204,126
Ridership: 14,945
Annual System Miles: 236,886
Cost Per Trip: 80.57
Cost Per Mile: 5.08
Type of System: Rural