Officials tout Loyola streetcar line as 'stimulus' project that worked |

The new Loyola Avenue streetcar line in the
New Orleans Central Business District. (Photo by
Infrogmation of New Orleans via flickr)
The new streetcar line, running a 1.5 mile loop between Union Passenger Terminal and Canal Street, was paid for with a $45 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and the swath of local and federal officials who gathered on Monday for its inaugural ride gave the project credit for doing what the stimulus was supposed to do: create jobs and spur development.

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