New bus shelters were installed at Elaine P.Nunez Community College, Chalmette High School, St. Bernard Manor in Meraux,and on the corner of Torres Drive and Bayou Road in Poydras. New concreteconnector paths were built at two of the sites to assist with handicapaccessibility.
“Building new bus shelters is a priority forour department,” said St. Bernard Transit Manager Michael Bayham. “Webelieve the shelters will contribute to an increase in ridership, allowingpassengers to wait for the bus without getting caught in inclement weather.”
“We appreciate the cooperation we receivedfrom the St. Bernard Parish Department of Public Works, the St. Bernard ParishSchool Board, Elaine P. Nunez Community College, and State Senator SharonHewitt on development of this important project,” said Bayham.
“My administration worked to ensure that thenew shelters were located across the parish. We were also focused onpositioning them in areas where there was the greatest need” said ParishPresident Guy McInnis.
“Two of the four shelters are located atstops adjacent to educational centers (CHS and Nunez) and another was installedalong Archbishop Hannan Boulevard across the street from a senior livingcomplex,” said McInnis. St. Bernard Transit runs buses fromthe Sugar Mill Subdivision in Poydras to Old Arabi from 6 AM to 8 PM onweekdays and on a limited schedule on most holidays.
The bus schedule can be found by logging onto the St. Bernard Parish Government webpage at www.sbpg.net/transit or you can call theSt. Bernard Transit office at 504-277-1907 for bus times or additional information.