Trolleys are making a comeback across the country from Seattle to Tampa with promises of economic development and walkable neighborhoods.
In St. Louis an effort to bring the fixed tracks back to University City’s Delmar Loop began in 1997.
After the $44 million project landed a big federal grant, it seemed St. Louis would be home to trolleys again.
But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman reports the proposed Loop Trolley has hit some bumps.
St. Louis has a long had a special relationship with the trolley. It’s a relationship immortalized by actor and singer Judy Garland in the film Meet Me In St. Louis.
Currently, there are independent efforts in St. Louis to revive the presence of a trolley, or as some proponents say, streetcar.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.