Masks or cloth face coverings required for all riders beginning Friday, May 15th.
JeT to resume charging fares on Saturday, May 23.

News & Rider Alerts

Coronavirus Updates

JeT to resume charging fares on Saturday, May 23

Beginning Saturday, May 23, Jefferson Transit will resume charging fares on both fixed-route buses and paratransit vans (MITS). The base fare is $1.50 for fixed-route and $3.00 for MITS. Fare collection was suspended on March 29 due to the coronavirus outbreak. JeT continues to maintain a regular schedule, providing public transportation options for those conducting essential travel.

Masks or cloth face coverings required for all riders effective Friday, May 15th (download flyer).

Español: Máscaras o cubiertas de tela requeridas para todos los Pasajeros. Vigente desde el Viernes 15 de Mayo.

Thank you for your cooperation to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Keep up with Jefferson Parish by visiting www.jeffparish.net or text JPALERT to 888-777 for daily alerts.

The health and safety of our riders and employees is a top priority. If you are feeling sick or part of the demographic that the CDC categorizes as “at higher risk” of contracting COVID-19 (older adults, people with chronic medical conditions), staying home or self-quarantining is the best thing to do. Riders of MITS (Mobility Impaired Transportation System) who know they are COVID-19 positive that need to be transported to daily routine doctors appointments and dialysis should call their insurance for transportation needs. Acadian Ambulance crews and ambulances are standing by to assist. This is necessary so that individuals who are sick are in the care of trained medical staff. Thank you for understanding as we do our part to help prevent the spread of this virus in our community and make sure all our JeT and MITS riders and employees are protected.

Our Transit Department is working alongside Transdev, health and security officials, and industry leaders for updates and best practices regarding the Coronavirus.

Our Transit Department’s Coronavirus action plan includes the following:

1. Increasing sanitization efforts, which includes daily cleaning of all 41 buses and 20 paratransit vehicles.
2. Mounting hand sanitizer dispensers to all Buses and Paratransit vehicles next week.
3. Regular announcements on all vehicles and on every route to “Wash Hands Often “in both English and Spanish.
4. Planning for adjusted levels of service and routes, as needed.

Please click to see more information on Jefferson Parish’s Health Update page.


 

New Links Digital Town Halls

Join Ride New Orleans for a digital town hall laying out what a network redesign is and what ideas are being explored for the New Orleans region with New Links.

Meetings are at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm on May 7 for the East Bank of Jefferson Parish and on May 28th for the West Bank of Jefferson Parish. RSVP for any of the meetings here.

If you can’t make a meeting, you can still click here to fill out the New Links survey.

Bus Stop Removal Project

Jefferson Transit is auditing bus stops on routes across the system in an effort to increase bus frequency and decrease trip time for riders. This project primarily looks at the number of people getting on and off the bus at stops that are within one or two blocks of each other. JeT will place a decal on the stops that are planned for removal. If any of these stop removals affect you, the next nearest stop will only be a block or two away in most cases.

Please click here to see the list of stops slated for removal.

Detour on W6 Gretna Local until further notice

Beginning Monday, March 9 until further notice, the W6 Gretna Local cannot serve two stops at the Gretna Ferry Terminal and Huey Long Avenue at 2nd Street due to construction. Normal service resumes at Huey Long Avenue and 4th Street.

New Links Project Phase II Begins

New Links is a yearlong project to study and propose a network redesign of public transportation in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parishes. Please fill out the online survey or see our New Links page for more information.

Detour on E1 Veterans-Airport Downtown until further notice

Due to the Hard Rock Hotel building collapse downtown, the E1 Veterans-Airport Downtown bus will be detouring off of Canal Street at Elk Place to Poydras Street until further notice. Click for details and a listing of all downtown stops.