Federal Transit Administration http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis awarded $4 million in federal transit grant funding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-awarded-4-million-federal-transit-grant-funding <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. announced today that St. Louis has been awarded a $4 million federal grant for public transportation upgrades.</p><p>The money will be provided jointly by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration, according to a press release from McCaskill&#39;s office.&nbsp;</p><p>So, how will St. Louis use the money?</p><p>The release states that the grants will be used to aid in the replacement of up to 12 buses in the Metro&#39;s current bus fleet.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:57:09 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Bill Raack 981 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis awarded $4 million in federal transit grant funding Loop Trolley making progress toward 2012 opening http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-making-progress-toward-2012-opening <p>The <a href="http://www.looptrolley.org/index.html">Delmar Loop Trolley</a> is making steady progress toward a goal of opening sometime in 2012.</p><p>The project would span more than 2 miles and connect <a href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark/">Forest Park</a> to the <a href="http://visittheloop.com/">Delmar Loop</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.blueberryhill.com/about/joe/">Joe Edwards</a>, the man behind almost every project on the Delmar Loop, says the trolley should clear its environmental impact study next month.</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:58:39 +0000 Adam Allington 302 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loop Trolley making progress toward 2012 opening