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VIDEO: Check Out Atlanta's New Streetcar

VIDEO: Check Out Atlanta's New Streetcar

Atlanta, a city not known for robust public transit, gets ready to open a new downtown streetcar.

Sprawling Atlanta is known for its love of the automobile, but a new streetcar will make it easier to get around the city's downtown sans car.

Construction began four years ago and wraps this year on the 2.7-mile streetcar that connects the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical District to touristy Centennial Park, close to CNN Center, the Georgia Aquarium, and Coca-Cola headquarters. Officials are now testing the system and recently took it out for a run as excited locals cheered (watch below) The streetcar runs in a loop, costs a buck a ride, and should open in two to three months. Photo and video via Joseph Fuller and Curbed Atlanta.

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