Mitch Landrieu: "This streetcar line is not just a red box on a rail going to nowhere"
Of course not. We're pretty sure it's not just that, anyway. But in the meantime we'll take what we can get.
Also from that Gambit report, we find this video of the St. Aug Marching Band leading the ceremonial opening voyage of the Loyola car this afternoon.
In 2007, when the St Charles line finally re-opened after a lengthy post-Katrina repair, that ceremony was led by Warren Easton.
In the late afternoon today, I had occasion to bike through the "Clean Zone" for a while. I traveled the entire length of the Loyola line which, on bicycle, takes less than five minutes. While I was down there I took a few pictures including this "welcome" message on the Joy Theater marquee.