"Please ride, ride, ride, ride, ride'' the Algiers-Canal Street ferry, Transdev chief executive Justin Augustine said. Riders – and plenty of them -- are what it will take to keep an expanded weekend schedule on the ferry beyond a four-month pilot project.I dunno... $2 each way for the possibility of getting stranded because the thing doesn't run 24 hours like it should sounds dicey.
From Oct. 12 through Feb. 14, the ferry will run:
The French conglomerate's officers announced the extended schedule during a meeting of the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority board Tuesday (Aug. 25), after Louisiana state Sen. David Heitmeier, D-Algiers, told Algiers Point residents about the upcoming changes over the weekend.
- Fridays from 6 a.m. until midnight
- Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.
- Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
I know, I know, I just said I was too busy doing Rising Tide stuff to post over here. But did you know there's a transit panel at Rising Tide this year? If you're reading about ferries, this might be relevant to your interests. Check it out.