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New streetcar line is just about ready to roll

Updated: January 19, 2013, 12:53 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- After months of construction, road closures and flying dust, New Orleans is about ready to open its new streetcar line near the Superdome -- just in time for the Super Bowl.

A formal opening ceremony is planned for Jan. 28, said Patrice Bell Mercadel, spokeswoman for the Regional Transit Authority. That's when teams will likely arrive and out-of-state visitors are expected to start heading to New Orleans for the Feb. 3 game.

"We've been doing test runs for weeks now, ...

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