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Ride New Orleans

59 neighbors want better public transportation options in New Orleans.

is a world class, multi-modal transportation system that promotes a vibrant, healthy and sustainable New Orleans region.

is to enhance the quality of life in the New Orleans region by promoting safe, convenient and affordable transportation options.

Rachel Heiligman – Executive Director
Rachel is Ride New Orleans’ first Executive Director and an active voice for transportation equity.  She is in charge of strategic direction and running the day-to-day operations of Ride New Orleans.  Rachel spent several years working with local governments to promote sustainable urban revitalization  in West Hollywood, CA and Chicago, IL.  Most recently, Rachel served as the New Orleans City Planning Commission’s Senior Environmental Planner and as the Interim Program Manager for the City of New Orleans’ Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant Program.  She holds a graduate degree in urban planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Trevor Theunissen – President
Associate, Coats Rose / Board member of French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
Samuel Cook III 
Co-Owner, Cook-Hurlston Property Management / Chairman of Greater New Orleans Junior Chamber of Commerce
Jackie Dadakis – Treasurer
Managing Director, Green Coast Enterprises
Eric Eagan - Secretary
Director of Communications, Isidore Newman School
Robin Jones 
Planner III, St. Bernard Parish Government Community Development
Fred Neal Jr. 
Urban Planner, Villavaso and Associates / President of EngageNOLA
Rafe Rabalais 
Project Manager, Gulf Coast Housing Partnership
Jeff Schwartz 
Executive Director, Broad Community Connections / New Orleans Regional Planning Commissioner
Phil Stelly 
Public Information Officer, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office

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Jan 9, 2015

Voices for Transportation Choices
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8:30am - 1 pm
Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center 2200 Lafitte Ave New Orleans, LA 70119

Join transit riders, community and business leaders and public officials for Voices for Transportation Choices, a citywide community conversation on transportation priorities hosted by Ride New Orleans and community partners*. Featuring community conversations on quality transit standards, an opportunity to learn about upcoming plans and priorities for our buses, streetcars and ferries, and inspiring stories of how communities can work together to improve transportation service.

8:30AM – 9:00AM – Registration and breakfast
9:00AM – 12:00PM – Panels, Presentations and Community Conversation
12:00PM – 1:00PM – Networking Lunch

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Candy Chang
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"The city's top transportation official on Tuesday outlined an ambitious proposal for expanding the city's streetcar system over the next decade, though it remains open to revisions and amounts to no more than a wish list without new federal grants or tax revenues."

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Posted May 1, 2013
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Call on Congress to Kill House (HR7) Transportation Bill!

The House will soon vote on a transportation bill that would eliminate dedicated funding for public transit, eliminate the money that makes dangerous streets and roads safer for people on foot or bike, and do far too little to fix our bridges and roads. We need to send a message loud and clear that the House must scrap this bad bill and start over. Make a phone call today.

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Posted Feb 9, 2012
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Tee Parham

You have to love the map. They did well to imitate the London Underground's design. It would be amazing to see this realized.

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Posted May 25, 2011
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