The Loop Trolley is a 2.2-mile fixed-route electric trolley currently under construction in St. Louis and University City. The trolley will link University City and Forest Park, with a turnaround at the Missouri History Museum.
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.
The $43 million project is funded by a $25 million Urban Circulator Grant from the Federal Transit Administration; grants from the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program, and Surface Transportation Program (STP); and proceeds from the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District. Funding for this project also is provided in part by The Great Rivers Greenway District.
Owned by the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District, the trolley system will promote connectivity and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, provide environmentally friendly transportation, increase tourism and spur economic development.
Conceptual rendering created by H3 Studio, Inc. for Saint Louis Development Corporation as part of the Transit Oriented Development Station Area Planning project for the Delmar Loop & Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Stations.