Press Release – February 8, 2022
Subject: CTA Alternate Bus Routes & Transfer Points for 2022 Mardi Gras Parades
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Ocean Springs – Due to the Ocean Springs Elks Club Carnival Parade and the Krewe Unique Parade on Saturday, February 12, an Alternate Bus Route will be used on Route 7 Ocean Springs. This alternate route will run from 12:05 pm -5:30 pm.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Biloxi – Due to the Biloxi Children’s Walking Parade in downtown Biloxi, Alternate Bus Routes will be used from 8 am until noon for Beachcomber, Casino Hopper, Route 7- Ocean Springs, and Route 34-Biloxi-Gulfport Pass Rd.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Ocean Springs – Due to the Ocean Springs Carnival Association Night Parade on Friday, February 25, an Alternate Bus Route will be used on Route 7 Ocean Springs. This alternate route will begin at 6:06 pm to the end of the route.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Gulfport – Due to Krewe of Gemini – Carnival Day Parade in downtown Gulfport, CTA will utilize an Alternate Transfer Point at 22nd Street & 22nd Avenue from 1:10 pm to 5:10 pm. CTA will provide a van to transfer passengers from Gulfport Transit Center to the Alternate Transfer Point.
Biloxi – Due to the Krewe of Neptune – Night Parade in downtown Biloxi, both Alternate Bus Routes and Alternate Transfer Points will be used beginning at 3:20 pm until the end of the route. CTA will provide transportation between alternate transfer points under the I-110 overpass on Howard Ave.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
D’Iberville – Due to the D’Iberville Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday, February 27 an Alternate Bus Route will be used on Route 4 D’Iberville. This alternate route will be used from 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm. There will be no service to Auto Mall Pkwy., Rodriguez St., Lemoyne Blvd., and Big Ridge Rd. during this time.
Gulfport – Due to the Second Street Social Club Parade, Alternate Routes for all routes will be used from 10:15 am -3:15 pm.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1
CTA will run a Sunday schedule on Tuesday for the Mardi Gras Holiday.
Biloxi – Due to Biloxi’s Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Day Parade in the downtown area, an Alternate Route and Transfer Point will be used from 10 am until 5 pm. CTA will provide transportation between alternate transfer points. Route 34 will transfer on Irish Hill at Biloxi Upper Elementary and under the I-110 overpass on Diaz Street near IP Casino. The Casino Hopper will not run services to the Hard Rock or Beau Rivage during this time.
Gulfport – Due to Gulfport’s Mardi Gras – Night Parade an Alternate Transfer Point will be used from 4:10 pm to the End of the Route. The Alternate Transfer Point is located at 22nd Street & 22nd Avenue.
CTA Office will be closed on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, and will reopen on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. For detailed maps of alternate routes and transfer points.
For all 2022 Mardi Gras Parades alternate parade routes and transfer points click here.
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