Loop Trolley Company Board Announced New Leadership
Capes Sokol’s John S. Meyer, Jr. elected president
St. Louis, Mo [February 21, 2019] – Today, the Loop Trolley Company Board of Directors announced Capes Sokol Shareholder John S. Meyer, Jr. as its new president. Meyer succeeds Les Sterman who held the position for six years. Sterman will continue to serve as a member of the Board and as Vice President of Operations, succeeding Tom Sehr who served in that position for five years. Sehr, former Executive Vice President of Metro, continues as a member of the Loop Trolley Company Board.
“The Loop Trolley is a wonderful asset that connects Forest Park, one of the world’s great public parks, with the Delmar Loop, named one of the 10 Great Streets in America by the American Planning Association. The fixed track, electric heritage trolley system is the result of Joe Edwards’ vision and the hard work and commitment of many,” Loop Trolley Company Board President John S. Meyer, Jr. said. “I am excited to lead the Board of Directors as the Loop Trolley Company prepares to begin seven day service this spring now that our third restored, vintage trolley car has been delivered and is being tested and certified for service.”
Other elected officers include:
- Kim Tucci, Co-Founder of the Pasta House (Vice President of Marketing);
- Les Sterman, former leader of East-West Gateway Council of Governments (Vice President of Operations);
- Tom Schmittdiel, TPM Creative Marketing (Vice President of Communications);
- Don Moschenross, former Director of Administration for the Metropolitan Sewer District (Treasurer);
- Joe Adams, former University City mayor and Missouri State Representative for the 86th District (Secretary); and
- Jen Rieger, owner of OSO: A Style Lab (Assistant Secretary).
Last month, the Loop Trolley Company began testing its third trolley car – a 1920s model from Melbourne, Australia. Its capacity is 100 passengers with 50 seated and 50 standing. The car is expected to be ready for service in late spring 2019. The Trolley Company will expand service to seven days a week at that time.
The Loop Trolley Company currently operates two heritage streetcars Thursday through Sunday starting at Noon each day. Standard two-hour passes are $2 and all-day passes are $5. Seniors, children and passengers with disabilities receive a reduced fare. For information, please visit LoopTrolley.com.
About the Loop Trolley and Loop Trolley Company
The Loop Trolley system is owned by the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District and operated by the Loop Trolley Company, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. The system is a 2.2-mile fixed-track that runs from the University City Library near Kingsland Avenue east on Delmar Boulevard to DeBaliviere Avenue and then south on DeBaliviere to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park and back.
About the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District The Loop Trolley Transportation District (TDD) is a political subdivision of the State of Missouri organized under the Missouri Transportation Development District Act. The District was formed in 2008 to fund, promote, plan, design, construct, maintain and operate a fixed-track trolley car system.