- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The proposed tram that would link downtown Baton Rouge and LSU has taken another step closer to reality.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2aKYgXH) the Federal Transit Administration issued a report Friday that the project would have no significant environmental impact on the 3-mile corridor.

Ashley Booth, an associate vice president with HNTB, the consulting team working with city-parish leaders to develop the modern streetcar line, told a civic club Wednesday that the FTA issued the assessment after five months of study.

Construction will take about two years and it will take several months of testing to bring the streetcars into service. The goal is to have the line up and running by mid-2021.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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