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Jan 21, 2011 1:36 PM by AP News

New Streetcar Line in New Orleans

New Orleans officials and the Federal Transit Administration have signed an agreement that lays the tracks for a new streetcar line in New Orleans.

The FTA said Thursday that it had signed a grant agreement with the New Orleans Regional Transportation Authority to use $45 million in federal funds to construct a streetcar line between the Union Passenger Terminal train station to Canal Street.

A year ago, the Obama administration announced plans for the 1.5-mile line. The project is being funded with economic stimulus money.

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