Kenner Local has its origin in the Orleans Kenner Electric Railway (1915-30), which right of way the future Jefferson Highway paralleled. Replacement bus service by owner New Orleans Public Service was called the Jefferson line.

Louisiana Rapid Transit, later Louisiana Transit Company, began service out to Kenner, while the Jefferson line ran to the Huey Long Bridge. La. Transit bought the Jefferson line from NOPSI in 1959 and renamed it Huey Long Bridge. It ran local service in peak hours while a new Kenner Express route ran closed doors between the bridge and Carrollton. By 1975 only Kenner Local, the original route, was left.

After Jefferson Transit (later JeT) began overseeing public bus service, the route was numbered E3.

LA. TRANSIT GMC 310:

GMC 310 on Kenner Local at the inner terminal, South Claiborne and South Carrollton Aves., on May 29, 1978 in a slide by John McKane. A shelter stood here for many years, but was removed within five years after this shot. A St. Charles streetcar is just visible through the shelter. The bus carries a front advertisement for WTIX radio. One photo added 09/28/14.

LA. TRANSIT GMC 403:

GMC 403 on the Kenner Local at the S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton terminal in a slide dated October 1975. One photo added 09/28/14.

LA. TRANSIT GMC 406:

GMC 406 on the Kenner Local route at the S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton terminal in the early 1980s. One photo added 09/28/14.

JeT GRUMMAN J107:


Grumman J107 on the Kenner Local route at the S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton terminal in the early 1980s. Seven photos added 09/28/14.

JeT FLXIBLE J160:

Flxible J160, with a lot of road dust on its sides, enters the Claiborne and Carrollton terminal of Kenner Local in March 1997. A Canal Villere supermarket is visible in the background. One photo added 09/28/14.

JeT FLXIBLE J161:

Flxible J161 on the Kenner Local line at the Claiborne and Carrollton terminal in December 1990. One photo added 09/28/14.

JeT UNKNOWN FLXIBLE:

A Flxible on the Kenner Local line at the Claiborne and Carrollton terminal in February 1992. One photo added 09/28/14.

JeT GILLIG J226:

Gillig J226 on E3 Kenner Local outbound at Jefferson Highway and Anthony Ave. in Harahan in November 2001. Three photos added 09/28/14.

JeT GILLIG J229:

Gillig J229 on E3 Kenner Local downbound at Jefferson Hwy. near Dakin St. on March 6, 2014. Three photos added 09/28/14.



Gillig J229 on E3 Kenner Local upbound at Jefferson Hwy. and Dakin St. on March 6, 2014. Four photos added 09/28/14.

JeT GILLIG J230:

Gillig J230 on E3 Kenner Local outbound at Jefferson Highway and Anthony Ave. in Harahan in November 2001. One photo added 09/28/14.

GILLIG J250:

Gillig J250 on E3 Kenner Local upbound at S. Claiborne Ave. and Leonidas St. on October 5, 2011. One photo added 09/29/14.

JeT GILLIG 403:


Gillig 403 (in Cable Lock ad wrap and wearing a tri color Happy Mardi Gras headsign) on E3 Kenner Local on Jefferson Hwy. inbound approaching Labarre Rd. on February 28, 2014. Six photos added 09/28/14.

JeT GILLIG 407:


Gillig 407 on E3 Kenner Local at the S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton Aves. terminal of the line on October 2, 2011. Eight photos added 09/28/14.

JeT GILLIG 411:


Gillig 411 on E3 Kenner Local at the So. Claiborne and So. Carrollton terminal on the evening of October 5, 2011. Eight photos added 09/28/14.

Jet GILLIG 419:


Gillig 419 on E3 Kenner Local outbound at Jefferson Hwy. and Labarre Rd. on February 28, 2014. Four photos added 09/28/14.