loop trolley http://news.stlpublicradio.org en History Museum’s Delmar Property To Support Loop Trolley http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/history-museum-s-delmar-property-support-loop-trolley <p>The Missouri History Museum’s long-vacant Delmar Boulevard property — whose purchase contributed to the <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/28579/archibald_resigns_122012">departure of former Missouri History Museum head Robert Archibald</a> — will finally be put to use.</p><p>The Museum’s board of trustees has granted a license to use&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/maps/@38.654463,-90.288987,3a,90y,9.57h,85.98t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sYsO8IVjv3Oc7oBwRJyh6yg!2e0">the land at 5863 Delmar</a> to St. Louis’ Loop Trolley Development District.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:30:59 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37300 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org History Museum’s Delmar Property To Support Loop Trolley Loop Trolley Lawsuit Dismissed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-lawsuit-dismissed <p><em>Updated at 4:18 p.m. with plaintiffs' spokesman Tom Sullivan's comments.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The track has been cleared for the University City Loop Trolley after a federal judge </span><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/220768717/Limbaugh-order-from-April-28-2014" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">dismissed a lawsui</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">t Monday.</span></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:02:17 +0000 Maria Altman 35664 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loop Trolley Lawsuit Dismissed Proposed Loop/Forest Park Trolley Project Snags $25 Million Federal Grant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposed-loopforest-park-trolley-project-snags-25-million-federal-grant <p>The federal government has awarded a $25 million “urban circulator grant’’ for the planned trolley system that would run from University City’s Loop district through Forest Park.</p><p>The grant was among only five awarded nationally, and would cover more than half the cost of the estimated $43 million project.</p><p>“This really is an exciting honor for the entire St. Louis region, more than Forest Park and The Loop,” said Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill and the Moonrise Hotel, in a statement. Edwards had first proposed the project 17 years ago.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:46:11 +0000 Jo Mannies 34639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Proposed Loop/Forest Park Trolley Project Snags $25 Million Federal Grant Will Trolleys Come Back To St. Louis' Loop? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/will-trolleys-come-back-st-louis-loop <p>Trolleys are <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/11/07/243518385/to-get-around-town-some-cities-take-a-step-back-in-time">making a comeback</a> across the country from Seattle to Tampa with promises of economic development and walkable neighborhoods.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In St. Louis an effort to bring the fixed tracks back to University City’s Delmar Loop began in 1997.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After the $44 million project landed a big federal grant, it seemed St. Louis would be home to trolleys again.</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 31348 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Will Trolleys Come Back To St. Louis' Loop? Loop Trolley Faces Suit: Edwards Optimistic http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-faces-suit-edwards-optimistic <p>A federal <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/UC_Loop_Trolley_Complaint_%282%29.pdf">lawsuit </a>filed last week could create serious delays for the U-City Loop Trolley project.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It alleges that the vote taken to create the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District violated both state and federal laws.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:16:11 +0000 Maria Altman 31223 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loop Trolley Faces Suit: Edwards Optimistic 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 Morning headlines: Thursday, September 6, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-september-6-2012 <p><strong>Criminal case against Kansas City Bishop to reach swift end today</strong></p><p>The criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest is poised to reach a surprisingly fast end. Jackson County, Mo., prosecutors and attorneys for Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn have agreed to have a judge hear their case today, weeks ahead of a scheduled jury trial date.</p><p>Finn and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph are each charged with a misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:25:18 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 4516 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, September 6, 2012 Loop Trolley gets balance of $25M grant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-gets-balance-25m-grant-0 <p>The <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/loop-trolley">Loop Trolley </a>project has received&nbsp;a boost of funding to help propel its construction process, according to the Missouri History Museum.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:05:08 +0000 Kelsey Proud 4514 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loop Trolley gets balance of $25M grant 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 Loop Trolley on schedule, but delays are possible http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-schedule-delays-are-possible <p>Supporters of a plan to build a trolley line from the University City lions to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park say the project is right on its revised schedule.</p><p>The Loop Trolley will cost about $44 million to build. Construction could begin in 2013, and Bob Archibald, the president of both the Missouri Historical Society and the non-profit Loop Trolley Company says work should be finished by 2014, the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:42:16 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3325 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loop Trolley on schedule, but delays are possible