VETERANS MEMORIAL BUS LINE
Page created September 29, 2014. Last updated September 29, 2014.|
©2014 Michael Strauch. All rights reserved.
The Veterans Memorial bus line was begun in 1959 by Louisiana Transit Company. Service runs from Kenner (formerly from 21st St. and Roosevelt Blvd., in 2014 from Williams Blvd. and 25th St.) via Veterans Memorial Blvd. to Pontchartrain Blvd. (later I-10) to Metairie Rd. and terminal at Canal Blvd. and City Park Ave. Buses used to lay over alongside Odd Fellows Cemetery, making a sharp left turn across two lanes of traffic to Canal Blvd. to U turn back to Metairie Rd. The layover was changed to the neutral ground of Canal Blvd to lay over with Metairie Road buses. After Jefferson Transit (JeT) began administration in the early 1980s, the route was numbered E1. Gillig Phantoms carried the sign E1 Veterans Memorial, while Gillig BRTs read simply E1 Veterans.
LA. TRANSIT GMC 320:GMC 320 inbound at Veterans Blvd. and Martin Behrman Ave. in the late 1970s. One photo added 09/29/14.
LA. TRANSIT GMC 324:GMC 324 at Roosevelt Blvd. and 21st St. in Kenner in the early 1980s. Two photos added 09/29/14.
FLXIBLE J150:Flxible J150 at the Cemeteries terminal (City Park Ave. and Canal Blvd.) in December 1991. One photo added 09/29/14.
FLXIBLE J157:Flxible J157 at 21st St. and Roosevelt Blvd. in June 1990. One photo added 09/29/14.
JeT UNKNOWN NUMBER FLXIBLES:A Flxible inbound at Veterans Blvd. and Transcontinental Dr. (outside Zuppardo's Supermarket) in April 1991. One photo added 09/29/14.
A Flxible inbound at Veterans and Roosevelt Blvds. in Kenner in December 1991. One photo added 09/29/14.
JeT GILLIG J226:
Gillig J226 at the Cemeteries terminal (Canal Blvd. and City Park Ave.) in November 2001. Ten photos added 09/29/14.
JeT GILLIG J235:
Gillig 235 (missing the J) signed for E1 Veterans Memorial is heading for the Williams Blvd. terminal on Airline Dr. at three locations: Trudeau Dr. (first picture), N. Starrett Rd. (second and third), and Waldo St. (fourth) on October 6, 2011. Four photos added 09/29/14.
JeT GILLIG J250:
Gillig J250 at the Cemeteries on March 3, 2014. Twenty photos added 09/29/14.
JeT GILLIG 401:Gillig 401 on E1 Veterans at the Cemeteries terminal in New Orleans on October 5, 2011. Two photos added 09/29/14.
JeT GILLIG 403:
Gillig 403 (in Cable Lock wrap) inbound at Veterans Blvd. and Clifford Dr. on March 1, 2014. Six photos added 09/29/14.
JeT GILLIG 407:
Gillig 407 (wearing a lottery ad wrap) inbound at Veterans Blvd. and Cleary Ave. on March 2, 2014. Seven photos added 09/29/14.
Gillig 407 (lottery ad wrap) outbound at Roosevelt Blvd. and 27th St. in Kenner on March 2, 2014. Seven photos added 09/29/14.
GILLIG 411:Gillig 411 inbound at Veterans Blvd. and Massachusetts Ave. in Kenner on October 5, 2011. Four photos added 09/29/14.