Trolley to return to Delmar Loop by 2014

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 10:09 AM

(KMOV.com) -- Streetcars will be returning to the Delmar Loop. Monday evening, the University City City Council unanimously approved final plans for a trolley system designed to connect The Loop and Forest Park.

The planned streetcar route will cover more than two miles and run down Delmar to De Baliviere, then south to the History Museum at Forest Park.

Proponents cite a boost in tourism and economic development. A small but vocal opposition say this project takes University City off track.

The total cost of the project is about $40 million. $25 million of the project will be paid by a federal grant. 

If all goes according to plan, the trolley will be running by late summer of 2014.

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