The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) held a public meeting in the French Quarter March 6 to discuss plans for the Rampart Street/St. Claude Avenue streetcar expansion project (see News, p. 7). In its announcement of the meeting, RTA noted that the location "is accessible to persons with disabilities" and encouraged anyone who needed a sign language interpreter to contact RTA beforehand.
Not on the flyer: any information about how to get to the meeting by public transit. Even stranger, the flyer gave the address of a nearby parking lot and told attendees to bring their parking slips to the meeting for free validation. Not a ringing endorsement for RTA's own services. — Kevin Allman