streetcars http://news.stlpublicradio.org en A Revival Of St. Louis’ Streetcar System? Proponents Say It Could Happen By 2016 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/revival-st-louis-streetcar-system-proponents-say-it-could-happen-2016 <p>St. Louis has a long had a special relationship with the trolley.&nbsp; It’s a relationship immortalized by actor and singer Judy Garland in the film <em>Meet Me In St. Louis</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>Currently, there are independent efforts in St. Louis to revive the presence of a trolley, or as some proponents say, streetcar.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:23:34 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 12656 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Revival Of St. Louis’ Streetcar System? Proponents Say It Could Happen By 2016 Supporters Push Forward With Streetcar Effort http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supporters-push-forward-streetcar-effort <p></p><p>A modern streetcar line in St. Louis could spur an estimated $540 million in development in its first five years of operation, and more than $2 billion over 20 years, according to a draft feasibility study paid for by the <a href="http://www.downtownstl.org/Homepage.aspx">Partnership for Downtown St. Louis</a>.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 20:35:59 +0000 Tim Lloyd 9827 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supporters Push Forward With Streetcar Effort Loop Trolley eyeing cars from Seattle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-eyeing-cars-seattle <p>There usually isn&#39;t much of a market for old streetcars, many of which were built in the 1920s. And the ones you can find are usually in pretty bad shape.</p><p>So when officials from the <a href="http://www.looptrolley.org/">Loop Trolley</a> project got a tip that five well-maintained cars were sitting in storage in Seattle, they headed west to investigate - and liked what they saw, said project manager Doug Campion.</p><p>&quot;The fact that it&#39;s a full fleet, my goodness,&quot; Campion said. &quot;This could be very good for us, very helpful.&quot;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:47:44 +0000 Tim Lloyd 3948 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loop Trolley eyeing cars from Seattle