$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 $10.00 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: $1.10 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
STREETCAR St. Charles Avenue/Carrollton Avenue and Riverfront
lines Fare: $1.00 (exact fare required); $1.25 Riverfront
Transfers to public bus: $.10 Schedules available at Regional
Transit Authority (RTA) office: 101 Dauphine, 4th floor,
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 you moving:
ALWAYS READ THE SIGNS BEFORE YOU PARK!
Beware of School Zones. The hour restrictions are enforced.
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
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
Park-N-Shop - Many downtown businesses and department stores
offer free or discounted parking with minimum purchases.
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; Booting, 826-1820; Towing Information
- Auto Pound, 565-7450; Parking Enforcement, 826-1880. February