NEW ORLEANS – Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, the Gretna ferry will operate with adjusted hours to fit ridership demand, the Louisiana Department and Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today.
The new operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Departures are scheduled from Gretna on the half-hour and from Canal Street on the hour. The ferry operates seven days a week.
The ferry, which used to travel between Gretna and Jackson Avenue, was shifted to travel between Gretna and Canal Street on Sept. 28 in an attempt to increase ridership of the ferry service. Since the route shift, 19,251 pedestrians have used the ferry, an average of 332 per day. There is no charge to ride the pedestrian ferry. The ferry is operated by DOTD’s Crescent City Connection Division (CCCD).
More information about the CCCD ferries can be found at www.dotd.louisiana.gov/operations/cccd/ or by calling (504) 376-8100.
You can also access updates on the ferry through Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/Gretna_Ferry. By creating a Twitter account, drivers can receive automatic updates on the ferry’s status via their Twitter Web page or text message. For questions about DOTD’s Twitter page or any other DOTD-related questions, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683). The center’s normal business hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.