Loop Trolley Announces Open House, Takes Big Step With Release of Draft Environment Assessment

Delmar Loop Trolley

The Loop Trolley project reached another milestone Tuesday with the release of the Draft Environment Assessment (571pgs, see below). The $43 million project, slated to be completed in 2012, would construct a 2.2-mile streetcar line with 9 stations extending from Trinity Avenue near the Lion's Gate in the Delmar Loop to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. The Final Environmental Assessment is expected to take approximately 6 months to complete.

The Loop Trolley project received a major boost last year when it was awarded $25 million by the Federal Transit Administration. The award, part of the FTA's Urban Circulator grant program, was one of five given to streetcar projects across the country.

Thus far, project officials have identified $36 million in potential funding sources. Officials hope to secure the remaining $7 million from institutional, corporate, and private donations.

An open house concerning the Draft Environmental Assessment will be held at 5pm, Wednesday, April 20 at the Missouri History Museum located at Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park. Maps and other information pertinent to the Loop Trolley project will be on display. Comments will be accepted until May 5 and can be submitted either at the open house, by email at [email protected], or via the project website.

Delmar Loop Trolley
{proposed roundabout at Trinity and Delmar}

Delmar Loop Trolley
{the turn at DeBaliviere and Delmar}

Loop Trolley Draft EA and Appendicies