MORE RAIL FOR NEW ORLEANS?
As the St. Charles line completes a $47 million rehabilitation program, and the new Riverfront streetcar line, opened in 1988, has marked up a solid success serving the city's tourist-oriented attractions along the Mississippi, New Orleans is moving ahead with planning for three additional projects which could substantially expand the city's rail transit system over the next five years. The proposed projects described in this paper are: an expansion of the Riverfront Streetcar, both up-and-downriver from the line's present terminals, adding almost nine miles to the city's rail system; the restoration of rail service to the Canal Street corridor and provision of links to the city's rail passenger terminal and other downtown locations; and the linking of the expanded downtown streetcar system at the Union Passenger Terminal via existing rail rights-of-way with the New Orleans International Airport.
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- Middleton, W D
- Publication Date: 1991-12
- Pagination: p. 49-52
- TRT Terms: Driver rehabilitation; Railroad transportation; Streetcars
- Uncontrolled Terms: Rehabilitation; Restoration
- Geographic Terms: New Orleans (Louisiana)
- Subject Areas: Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00622040
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1996 12:00AM