Fred Neal Jr., AICP is a Senior Planner with Villavaso and Associates and a member of the Board of the Commissioners of the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA), where he serves as chair of the board Operations and Administration Committee. Additionally, he is the board liaison to the RTA Riders Advisory Committee.
Fred is a founding member of RIDE New Orleans, a non-profit organization and civic coalition that advocates for world class and equitable public transportation for the New Orleans region. As a RIDE board member Fred plays a critical role in RIDE’s key activities — building the rider voice, driving the conversation around transit and winning tangible changes and transit improvements.
Fred lives in the historic Central City neighborhood of New Orleans and is engaged in many community activities. He happily uses the bus, streetcar and bike share for many of his daily trips.