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Boarding with a Mobility Device
MITS vans are lift-equipped and will accommodate mobility devices, such as wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers, provided the devices fit within the ADA specified boarding envelope. This includes all 30” wide by 48” long mobility devices – (measured starting from two inches above the ground) that do not weigh more than 600 pounds when occupied. Larger devices may not qualify due to lift capacity and interior van configuration.
BIKES ON BUSES
All JeT buses have bike racks that hold up to two single-seat, two-wheeled, non-motorized bicycles. Regular fares apply for each passenger. Your bike rides FREE!
Using the rack is easy. As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load. Never approach the bus from the street. Stay on the curb. Remove any items that could fall off, like a water bottle or pannier. Tell the bus operator that you are loading a bike. Squeeze the handle and pull down to release the folded bike rack. Place your bike in the trough furthest from the bus with the front tire facing the clamping arm, toward the street. If the outside trough is full, load your bike into the trough closest to the bus. In this position, the front tire will face the curb. Raise the clamping arm as far up on the wheel as you can. Before unloading, make sure to let the operator know you’ll be removing your bike. Lift up the clamping arm and remove your bike, folding up the rack if it’s empty.
Bus Stop Signs
Regular bus stop signs designate bus stops in Jefferson Parish.
Mini Bus Stop Signs
Mini bus stop signs designate Jefferson Transit
bus stops in the New Orleans CBD. They are about
half the size of the regular bus stop signs.
Half Fare Cards
Riders 65 years or older, mobility impaired, disabled or Medicare card holders may be issued a card for half-price fares on regular transit. The base half fare is 75¢. The half fare to cross the river or the New Orleans CBD is $1.00. With a half fare card, transfers are 25¢.
There is no charge for a Half Fare card. To get your ID card, bring both of the following to one of the transit office locations:
· Medicare card (your red, white and blue card)
· Picture ID (ex: State ID or Driver’s License)
If you are not a Medicare card holder, or lack a second form of ID, please call a Jefferson Transit office for more information: 818-1077.
If you find an item on the bus, please give it to the operator. All goods left on the bus are turned into either the Eastbank or Westbank Transit Facilities at the end of the day. Please call 504-818-1077 for the Eastbank Facility and 504-367-7433 for the Westbank Facility for the possible recovery of lost items.
Jefferson Parish Transit does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age. To request additional information on JeT’s nondiscrimination policies or to file a complaint, contact the General Manager of Jefferson Parish Transit (504) 818-1077.
Bus stops are located approximately every 2 blocks.
Holiday schedule is operated on the following days: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.