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New Orleans RTA Unveils Newly Designed New Flyer Buses

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The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) held an unveiling ceremony for the agency’s 22 newly designed 35-foot New Flyer buses that will begin to enter service this week.

The agency purchased 22 vehicles to replace vehicles that are at the end of their useful life, many which were purchased after Hurricane Katrina. The new purple and grey buses which don the phrase “laissez les bons temps rouler,” were designed to better maintain the external cleanliness of the buses. 

“Introducing the new buses brings the RTA another step closer to delivering a world class transit system New Orleanians deserve,” said Alex Z. Wiggins, RTA CEO. “RTA is excited to introduce our new buses into service with a new design and color scheme that not only reflects the culture of New Orleans, but also a new era of the agency which is now under local control and management.”

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