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New Orleans - November 2001
   

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New Orleans — Bids Invited   

Rail Transit Online, November 2001

The Regional Transit Authority has issued an invitation for bids on a streetcar maintenance facility to be built as part of the restoration of trolley service on Canal Street between the Mississippi River and the cemeteries.  Officially called the service, inspection and storage (SIS) facility, it will be housed at the A. Philip Randolph bus garage, the site of the original car barn for the first Canal streetcar line.  A 1926 building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and now housing RTA bus operations, is to be renovated for the SIS.  A portion of the Overhaul Facility (built circa 1924) is to be renovated to house running maintenance and some storage tracks, with additional yard tracks outside the building.  Lead tracks connecting the SIS with the streetcar line will be constructed on RTA property parallel to North Gayoso Street.  The existing vault-pulling island used by the bus fleet will be replaced with a new facility to serve both buses and streetcars.  Bids are scheduled to be opened on Nov. 15.

 

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