The Loop Trolley is a 2.2-mile fixed-route electric trolley in St. Louis and University City which will link the Delmar Loop, one of America’s Great Streets, to the world-renowned Forest Park.
Colorful trolley cars once animated the streets of St. Louis, linking neighborhoods, stimulating economic growth and delivering people to their destinations. In fact, the Loop restaurant, shopping, and arts & entertainment district derived its nickname from the streetcar system that serviced the area until 1966. And now, after 50 years, the heritage system is returning!
The $51 million project is funded by a $25 million Urban Circulator Grant from the Federal Transit Administration; federal grants from the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and Surface Transportation Program (STP); St. Louis County Mass Transit Fund; Great Rivers Greenway; donations; and proceeds from the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District.
Owned by the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District, the trolley system promotes connectivity and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, provides environmentally friendly transportation, increases tourism and spurs economic development.