ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – (UPDATED 11:07 a.m.) Joe Edwards of the Delmar Loop says construction for the trolley is nearly complete.
The first of three trolley cars was revealed this morning at the new Loop Trolley Headquarters:
“It is beautiful, the people in Ida Grove, Iowa, have done a marvelous job, and I can’t wait to show it to everybody,” he says.
Edwards says the trolley cars will run every 20 minutes, and will operate much like the Metro: You can pay for a ride pass that lasts for a single ride or all day. The trolley will run from the Loop to Forest Park and back.
Edwards also says the trolley could have a positive impact on traffic.
“Hopefully a lot of people will take MetroLink and transfer to the Loop Trolley, so they won’t have to park. One thing they won’t have to do, they won’t have to go round and round in circles in their car looking for a close parking space,” he says.
Edwards says they plan to test out the trolley cars within the next month.
“It’s really going to be a great thing, I think for St. Louis’ reputation around the country; might even bring an extra convention or two to St. Louis,” he says.