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St. Louis Co taxpayers may help pay for Loop Trolley

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A rendering of the Loop Trolley A rendering of the Loop Trolley

(KMOV.com) – St. Louis County lawmakers gave initial approval to spend taxpayer money on the Loop Trolley Tuesday night.

The trolley project needs $3 million to get to $25 million in federal funding. The funding formula involves $25 million coming from the federal government if St. Louis County can come up with $3 million. If the county appropriates the money, it would be the first county cash to go into the project which has largely been funded by private funds and federal grant money.

The $50 million project is running over-budget. Some county officials are skeptical of using taxpayer money for the Loop Trolley. Despite the sentiment, officials approved the plan in an initial vote. A final vote will be held in early December. 

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