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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mayoral candidate Jonah Bascle led protest that halted St. Charles Ave. streetcar service | @NOLAnews

On Monday, Jonah Bascle was joined by about 50 demonstrators who halted streetcar service along the St. Charles Avenue neutral ground at Martin Luther King Drive for several hours.

Though the Canal Street line's red streetcars, in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, are equipped with hydraulic pumps on both sides to accommodate wheelchairs, the St. Charles cars' historic designation trumps the ADA and prohibits the streetcars from obtaining modern features, including wheelchair lifts or air conditioning.

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