New Orleans Streetcar System Expanding

New Orleans Streetcar

Construction is underway for an expanded New Orleans streetcar system. The project is part of a $3.5 billion effort to make over the city’s transit infrastructure. The  1.6 mile North Rampart Street/St. Claude Avenue New Orleans Streetcar Project will connect the route to an area adjacent to the French Quarter near Louis Armstrong Park. The New Orleans RTA says the line will make more affordable housing accessible by streetcar.

New Orleans Streetcar Expansion Louis Armstrong Park

New Orleans Streetcar Red Line Canal Street

New Orleans Streetcar

Photos by Eric Miller

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