UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $25 million for a trolley that will connect the University City Loop and Forest Park in St. Louis.
Congressmen William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan announced the award on Thursday.
Plans call for the Loop trolley to connect with two MetroLink light rail stations and nine stops along a two-mile route to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.
Clay says the trolley will serve residents and visitors and will generate both jobs and fun.
The trolley is expected to be in operation by 2012.