New Orleans proposed monorail system map print, 1959
After World War II, it wasn't clear which metropolis would be the 500-pound gorilla of the Gulf Coast: Houston or New Orleans, and the two cities tried to one-up each other through infrastructure projects. So, when Houston built the Astrodome, of course New Orleans had to get their own dome, only bigger. In this vein, a company called "Monorail Inc." proposed to build a train between the CBD and the airport, financed with private money. It would combine the best of the old and the new, with the monorail running elevated above the streetcars in the Canal Street neutral ground.
If this sounds too good to be true, it was. Monorail, Inc.'s financial projections were optimistic, to say the least, and in the end the City Council ended up killing the project by a 4-3 vote.
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