The Algiers Point-Canal Street ferry was shut down for mechanical issues Monday afternoon, prompting the Regional Transit Authority to put emergency bus service in place to shuttle people to and from the West Bank.
It was not clear when the ferry will return to normal service.
The buses will run between the ferry’s Canal Street and Algiers terminals, making no stops on the way, and will cost $2 per person each way, the same amount as the ferry, according to a news release from the RTA.
Monthly ferry passes will be accepted on the temporary bus service, but regular bus and streetcar Jazzy Passes will not, according to the release.
The bus service will end at 10 p.m., the same time the ferry service was scheduled to end for the night.
Riders also can use the regular 101 Algiers Loop bus route, which leaves from Canal Street and Elk Place.