For streetcar history buffs, enthusiasts and expatriates, April 18th marked the return of the Canal Street streetcar line in New Orleans. The streetcars were replaced with buses in 1964. It's taken quite a while, but the line is finally open and running quite well. BEK and I were among the fortunate who were able to ride the streetcar prior to its official opening.
Hopefully, this will be the catalyst to reopening other former streetcar lines throughout the city as well as establishing the much-discussed and needed light rail transit system.