Michael Calhoun

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOX) –  More evidence that the long talked-about Forest Park-to-University City Loop trolley is moving closer to reality.

On the heels of landing a $3 million federal grant for design work last fall, East-West Gateway Council deputy executive director Maggie Hales says the project continues to move forward…on paper.

She expects another $23 million dollar federal grant to be headed this way by September.

“Things are uncertain in Congress right now, it’s true,” Hales tells KMOX News. “But I have a lot, a lot of confidence that that money will not be rescinded.”

Total project cost: $43 million.

Hales says the rest of the financing is already falling into place.

If all goes as planned, the first trolley could be shuttling between the Loop and Forest Park sometime during the summer of 2014.



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  1. Ed Golterman says:

    With the severe economic challenges St. Louis and St. Louis County face these vehicles should be on rubber tires as are transporters in downtowns and in amusement parks. This is another central corridor initiative with little value to the region.

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