ST. LOUIS (KMOV) A study will determine whether a modern-day streetcar could link downtown with other St. Louis neighborhoods including Grand Center, the Central West End, and Forest Park.
One possible corridor would be along Lindell Boulevard, which once operated as streetcar line. Supporters say a streetcar is needed to drive investment and connect communities not served by other forms of public transportation.
"There are successful streetcars operating. Modern streetcars, real transit," said Maggie Campbell, President and CEO of The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis. "This is not a tourist attraction. This moves people and drives investment."
The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis says the cost of the study is $200,000 and is being paid for by private donations. The partnership says if a streetcar line were to be built, it would likely require a private-public partnership