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The first 1800s Atlanta streetcar was nicknamed the Nine Mile Trolley because of the nine-mile loop it took around many local neighborhoods, including Virginia-Highland and Inman Park. It was one of the first systems to make areas like these popular because of the accessibility it gave travelers.

Residents were able to travel from Downtown all the way to Buckhead and Howell Mill. As the city progressed, the trolley cars were converted to run without tracks and then eventually were replaced by buses.

In 2014, Atlanta introduced a modern streetcar option to encourage tourism while beating Downtown traffic congestion.

Cora Pursley, 360 Media, Inc.

 

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