With the Super Bowl just days away the new Loyola Streetcar began service. The hope is that this will revitalize the Loyola Avenue corridor and make the CBD more accessible.
From Fastlane the Official Blog of the US Secretary, Department of Transportation:
The new line has four new stations and travels through the city’s business district providing good access to energy, government, healthcare and financial sector offices and jobs. It connects directly with Amtrak and intercity bus service at the Union Passenger Terminal, as well as streetcar service on Canal Street. And planned weekend service will extend right to the city’s famous French Market. All of that adds up to better and more sustainable mobility for everyone moving about downtown New Orleans.