DALLAS - The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority has proposed a $212 million streetcar expansion effort that would be financed with $73.5 million of sales tax revenue bonds and $121 million in federal transit funds.

The RTA's plan would add about 8.5 miles to the existing 12.5 miles in the current three-line system in New Orleans. The three new lines would connect to the existing Canal Street streetcar line downtown.

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