Mardi Gras 2020 Rider Alerts
Jefferson Transit announces the following bus service changes effective Sunday, February 9, through Tuesday, February 25, 2020. See below or click to download.
Veterans Boulevard parades (Sun. Feb. 9 – Tue Feb. 25)
During all parades on Veterans Boulevard, the E1 Veterans-Airport (City Park) bus will follow a detour to I-10 between Clearview Parkway and City Park Avenue.
Downtown New Orleans parades (Sun. Feb. 9 – Tue Feb. 25)
When parade routes block Poydras Street, passengers traveling on the E1 Veterans-Airport (Downtown) bus will be picked up at Loyola and Poydras Street.
When parade routes block Poydras Street, passengers traveling on Westbank routes (W2, W3, W8, & WSL) will be picked up at Loyola and Tulane Avenue (the last pickup will be at Poydras and Baronne Streets).
Mardi Gras 5K and Half Mile Race (Sat Feb. 15)
Beginning at 9:00 AM on February 15, 2020, the E1 Veterans-Airport route will detour off of Veterans Boulevard to I-10 at Clearview Parkway for the Mardi Gras 5K & Half Mile Race. The detour will continue until the races have finished and Veterans Blvd. is clear.
This detour only applies to buses heading inbound to New Orleans, so stops along the eastbound lanes of Veterans Blvd. between Clearview Pkwy. and Causeway Blvd. will not be serviced while the Mardi Gras 5K is in progress.
The E1 Veterans-Airport-City Park leg will then exit I-10 at Causeway Boulevard to get back on Veterans Blvd. and continue along its normal route.
The E1 Veterans-Airport-Downtown leg will remain on I-10 and continue along its normal route to downtown New Orleans.
Endymion parade (Sat Feb. 22)
Prior to Endymion, all Westbank routes (W2 & W3) will pick up at Loyola and Tulane Avenue (the last pickup will be at Poydras Street and Baronne Streets)
During Endymion, all Westbank routes (W2 & W3) and the E1 Veterans-Airport (Downtown) route will only travel as far as the intersection of Tulane Avenue and LaSalle Street.
Zulu parade (Tue Feb. 25)
During Zulu, all Westbank routes (W2 & W3) will travel as far as Canal Street and Liberty Street until Loyola Avenue has reopened.
Mardi Gras Day (Tue Feb. 25)
There will be no service on the E1 Veterans-Airport, E4 Metairie Rd, E5 Causeway, E8 Clearview, W6 Gretna Local, and W8 Terrytown routes on Mardi Gras Day.
The W1 Avondale, W2 Westbank Expressway, W3 Lapalco and W10 Huey P. Long routes will operate on their Saturday/Holiday schedules on Mardi Gras Day.
The E2 Airline will have a special schedule and terminate at S. Carrollton & Tulane Avenues (no CBD service) on Mardi Gras Day. The last outbound bus departs S. Carrollton & Tulane Avenue at 9:49 PM.
The E3 Kenner Local will have a special schedule on Mardi Gras Day. The last outbound bus departs S. Carrollton & Claiborne Avenues at 9:45 PM.