Local at 985-651-1141
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St. James Parish operates one of Louisiana’s oldest rural public services. The fare is $1.00 for each one way trip. The service offered is a deviated route, meaning the service may deviate from the fixed route under certain circumstances. RPTA and St. James Parish Transit are working together to develop procedures for transfers between the two systems. RPTA and St. James Transit will coordinate trips between the two services for the convenience of riders, however both require scheduling of trips 48 hours in advance to accomplish this goal. RPTA and St. James Transit have different service hours so speaking with a St. James Parish Transit or RPTA reservationist to schedule a transfer will be most important! St. James residents are encouraged to continue to contact St. James Transit at 225-562-2352 to schedule a trip. Let the St. James Transit staff know that you would like to connect with the RPTA. St. James dispatchers will assist you in determining the availability of connecting trips. St. Charles and St. John the Baptist residents wishing to connect to St. James Transit should contact the RPTA for assistance in scheduling the connecting trip. Total cost for the connecting trip will be $3.00 (RPTA $2.00 fare plus St. James Parish Transit $1.00 fare). For more information about St. James Parish Transit visit the Parish website at the link below. RPTA and St. James will continue to meet and work out this coordination effort.
Three other public transit providers operate in nearby Kenner and Jefferson Parish, the Kenner Loop, Jefferson Transit and the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority. Schedules, fares and locations of bus stops for each are found on their individual websites as follows:
If you have questions about service, lost and found, complaints, commendations or suggestions, please call the RPTA Transit Office at 985-651-1141 weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The service will be provided Monday through Saturday for trips scheduled between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
There is no service on Sundays or the following public holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Mardi Gras Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The fare for a one-way trip on the RPTA is $2.00. Children 4 and under ride free. Drivers will accept EXACT FARE ONLY. Drivers will not carry cash or make change. Each bus is equipped with a fare box and the exact fare must be deposited prior to the passenger taking his or her seat.
Ask your driver about participating in the RPTA Pass Program. Participants are entered to win a free pass booklet! Winners are randomly selected once a month at the RPTA Board Meetings.