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St. Louis - June 2012

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St. Louis — Modern Streetcar Study

June 2012

Even as construction has not yet started on the Loop Trolley heritage street car project, another group is considering a modern streetcar in downtown St. Louis. According to the Citizens for Modern Transit, The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis released a Request for Qualifications today for a streetcar feasibility study for connecting the areas of Downtown, Midtown, Central West End, and Skinker-DeBaliviere in the City of St. Louis.

The feasibility study will include the process of planning, funding and design of the St. Louis Streetcar. This study is intended to be the first step in the evaluation of expending time and funds for the St. Louis Streetcar initiative.

According to the Partnership, the proposed streetcar will strengthen the region’s transit system by feeding into current and proposed MetroLink and MetroBus lines; solidifying existing and spurring additional economic investments. With the streetcar line’s frequent stops along the central east-west corridor, the line will complement the MetroLink route. With the efforts for the Loop Trolley, the ability to connect the two lines would benefit both efforts and enable riders to go from Downtown to University City by streetcar.

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