Despite being a city famous for its food, music, art, and
all-around good time, New Orleans
is physically small in size, best traversed on foot or using public
transportation. Many of the city’s attractions are accessible by streetcar or
are within walking distance of each other, though cabs are readily available if
you grow tired of hoofing it. In New
Orleans, the good times roll even in between the day’s
ASH will provide
complimentary shuttle bus service between the hotels in ASH’s housing block and
the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Shuttle buses will be
available every 10 to 20 minutes during the following times:
– 7:00 p.m.
a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Sunday, December 6
a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• Monday, December 7
a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, December 8
a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A detailed schedule is
posted in your hotel lobby.
Streetcars are an
integral part of the public transportation network in New Orleans. The St. Charles Avenue line is the oldest
continuously operating streetcar in the world. Its route forms a 13-mile
crescent, from Carondelet at Canal
Street to Carrollton
at Claiborne Avenue,
running the entire length of St.
Charles Avenue. The streetcar runs every 10
minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends. Transfers are not good
for a return trip on the St.
Charles Avenue streetcar. Transfers are only valid
for other streetcar and connecting bus lines. The Canal Street line travels a
five-and-a-half mile route from the French Market, along Canal Street through the Central Business
District of New Orleans and into the Mid-City area, ending at City Park.
The Riverfront line is two miles long and has 10 stops. The line runs along the
Mississippi River from Esplanade
Avenue to Thalia Street, passing behind the Morial Convention
Center. All streetcars are $1.25 one-way.
Local buses are $1.25;
express buses are $1.50. Route information can be found at www.norta.com/routes. The following
passes for use on all buses and streetcars are available for purchase at
locations around New Orleans
• Single-fare tokens ($1.25)
• 5-day VisiTour pass ($20)
• 3-day VisiTour pass ($12) (*Available for
purchase on select buses and streetcars.)
• 1-day VisiTour pass ($5)
are non-refundable and non-replaceable.
Cabs are a safe and
fast way to get around if you’re unsure of the streetcar or bus you need.
Geographically, New Orleans
is a small town, making most trips by cab very affordable. A typical cab ride
will be less than $10. Coming or going to Louis Armstrong
from the Central Business District is $28 for one person and $12 for each
additional passenger up to three. Note: Many taxis in New Orleans are privately owned and will look
different from one another - even those within the same company. Be on the
lookout for official documentation and don’t hesitate to ask the driver to
explain additional charges. Call the Taxi Bureau at 504-565-6272 if you have
questions regarding rates or meter charges. Major companies serving the area
Checker Yellow: 504-943-2411
Coleman Cab: 504-586-0222
United Cab: 504-522-9771
White Fleet Cab: 504-822-3800
If you plan to rent a
car, Hertz is offering ASH attendees special rates, which include unlimited
mileage. Reservations can be made online at www.hertz.com, over the
phone at 800-654-2240, or at any New
Orleans location. Be sure to mention CV number
02S70009 when booking your rental.
Orleans, parking outside of designated lots is tricky
and not advised, especially to those unfamiliar with the rules. Even local
residents find parking in the city daunting. It’s best to leave the car at home
or leave it parked in the hotel garage for the duration of your stay.
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