Clean Lines

Behind the Scenes
Jeff Johnston

  As New Orleans as beignets and jazz, the city’s streetcar system began in 1835 and now includes four lines and 66 vehicles, all of which are run every night through a wash at the Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans’ SIS Facility at 2817 Canal St. In an effort to reduce environmental impact, the system is designed to recycle wash water after use and uses more eco-friendly aqueous-based solvents in place of petroleum solvents.

Fresh and clean and ready to go each morning, these streetcars continue to serve as a daily reminder that New Orleans is home to one of the first passenger railroads in the country and the oldest continuously operating street railway in the world.



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