St. Bernard Transit

The St. Bernard Urban Rapid Transit (SBURT) strives to provide timely, efficient, reliable and safe public transportation to the citizens of St. Bernard Parish. SBURT also provides Parish Assisted Evacuations during emergencies.

Department Information:
120 Agriculture St.
Chalmette, LA 70043
(504) 277-1907

Michael Bayham
Transit Manager
Office: (504) 277-1907

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Route Shift Map

2017 Transit Bus Schedule & Times



Rider Information

ARABI TO POYDRAS route offers frequent trips between Arabi and Poydras for only $1.00. Service on the route operates Monday through Friday from 5:55 a.m. to 7:50 p.m. Passengers may board at any designated bus stop.

ROUTE DEVIATIONS passengers may request a deviation to any location that SBURT buses can legally traverse in the following seven areas during normal business hours: St. Bernard Hospital, Trist Middle School, J. F. Gauthier School, St. Bernard State Park, and Fanz Trailer Park. Due to road conditions, route deviations are not guaranteed and may be cancelled with little or no notice. Route deviation requests must be arranged with the transit department at least 24 hours in advance.

ELDERLY (60 YRS +), DISABLED (E/D), & MEDICARE passengers may receive a 50% discount on fares. In order to receive the reduced fare, passengers must display a Medicare card with picture ID, or E/D Identification card. For more information, contact the SBURT office at (504) 277-1907.

CUSTOMER SERVICE If you have questions about service, lost and found, complaints, commendations or suggestions, please call our Transit Office at (504) 277-1907, weekdays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.



Who can use this service?
Seating priority will be given to St. Bernard Parish residents who do not have transporation. If you have your own vehicle, please use it instead. Parking at the pickup points and staging areas will be limited.

When will it be activated?
Whenever an emergency (of any type – not just a hurricane) so requires, or whenever the Parish President calls for an evacuation. Announcments will be made on WWL Radio (870 AM or 105.3 FM), and on the parish website ( If only part of the parish is evacuated, only those pickup points in or near the affected area will be used.

What can I bring with me?
One bag per person. No weapons, drugs, alcohol, or other contraband will be allowed.

Do I need to bring identification?
You need some form of picture ID, such as a Louisianan driver’s license or state ID card.

I have a special need.
If you’re ambulatory (able to get around on your own), just come to a pickup point, and SBURT will bring you to the staging area. Please be aware that the buses may nto have air conditioning. Separate buses will be used for those whose special needs so require. If you’re not ambulatory, please contact in advance by calling 504-278-4322 or 504-278-4268 so that we may make arrangements for you to be transported by Acadian Ambulance. Caretakers are encouraged to evacuate with their patients.

I have a pet.
Your pet will be tagged at the staging area, and you will receive a matching tag. However, pets will not be allowed on the buses themselves. Instead, they will be transported in covered trailers attached to some of the buses. Please have a pet carrier and any items needed for the care of your pet.

Where will I be taken?
From the staging area, you will be transported to a shelter on a SBURT or state bus.

What happens after the hurricane?
SBURT or state buses will return you to the staging area, and/or the pickup points.

Disclaimer: SBURT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability or age. To request additional infomation on SBURT’s non-discrimination policies or to file a complaint, click on the Civil Rights Title VI tab or contact the Director of SBURT at 504-277-1907.