TAXICAB $1.70 drop charge + $.50 for each additional
passenger. $3.00 per person for special events or
meter rate if greater. Compliments or complaints?
Call the Taxicab Bureau at 565-6272. Please be sure
to remember the cab company and cab number. The
airport flat rate is $21.00 for up to 3 people $8.00
for each additional passenger, not to exceed 5.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE This is the official transportation
company providing shuttle service for the City of
New Orleans to and from the airport. Upon arrival
at the airport, guests can purchase tickets for
$13.00 each way from the Airport Shuttle information
desks. These desks are staffed 24 hours a day by
informed, responsive tourism personnel who sell
shuttle tickets, answer travel-related questions
and offer helpful tourist information about events
throughout the city. Passenger vans arrive at and
depart from the airport every 15 minutes. 592-0555
PUBLIC BUS Fare: $1.25 Departs from the airport
and goes to the downtown side of Tulane Avenue between
Elks Place and South Saratoga Street approximately
every ten minutes during peak hours (6-9 a.m., 3-6
p.m.), every 23 minutes otherwise. Buses run 6 a.m.
- 6:30 p.m. For information call 737-9611.
STREETCAR St. Charles Avenue/Carrollton Avenue
and Riverfront lines Fare: $1.25 (exact fare required);
$1.50 Riverfront Transfers to public bus: $.25.
Schedules available at Regional Transit Authority
(RTA) office: 101 Dauphine, 4th floor, 569-2700.
PUBLIC BUS Fare: $1.00; express is $1.25 Schedules
available at RTA office, 101 Dauphine, 4th floor,
569-2700. VISITOR PASSES Entitle bearer to unlimited
ridership on all streetcar and bus lines. Available
at hotels and shopping areas. Cost: $4.00 for one
day, $8.00 for three days.
Following are a few parking tips to help keep
ALWAYS READ THE SIGNS BEFORE YOU PARK!
Beware of School Zones. The hour restrictions
Don't park in Handicap Zones without an official
handicapped license plate on your vehicle. Those
traveling in rented vehicles may obtain a special
handicapped placard by calling 483-4610.
Metered Parking, available throughout the city,
is designed for short-term parking. Downtown meters
usually cost a quarter for 15 minutes and are effective
from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday -Friday. Parking is
prohibited at meters in "rush hour zones" from 7-9
a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Please read the meters before
you park! Signs are posted if designated a "rush
hour zone." During special events, signs are posted
or bags are placed over meters in high traffic areas.
You may not park at a bagged meter.
Park-N-Shop - Many downtown businesses and department
stores offer free or discounted parking with minimum
Park-N-Ride: - Two Central Business District Shuttle
Routes and a Vieux Carre (French Quarter) shuttle
are available for your convenience. You may also
park outside the downtown area and take a bus or
streetcar to your destination.
Many parking lots offer Early Bird Specials, reduced
rated for early parkers who arrive before 9 a.m.
Times and rates vary, so shop around for the lot
that best fits your needs.
Don't Get Carried Away - Towable parking violations
include Parade Routes, Rush Hours (7-9 a.m., 4-6
p.m.), Driveways, Fire Lanes, Parking on Sidewalks
or Neutral Grounds, Street Cleaning (usually Tuesdays
and Thursdays, 6 a.m. - Noon), Loading and Service
Zones, Corners and Crosswalks (within 20 feet) and
Fire Hydrants (within 15 feet). Again, please be
sure to read the signs!
To confirm whether your car was towed away and
how much you must pay, contact the Claiborne Auto
Pound at 400 N.Claiborne Avenue, 565-7450. Be prepared
to identify your vehicle by license number, make,
color and location where it was parked.
NUMBERS TO KNOW:
General Parking Questions, 826-1900
Administrative Hearing Center, 826-1820
Towing Information - Auto Pound, 565-7450
Parking Enforcement, 826-1880