Loop Trolley Project Update. June 20, 2011. An Overview. 2.2 miles long $43 million project cost A unique collaboration Construction should begin early to mid 2012 Historic looking, new trolleys, heated, air conditioned and accessible Safety and environmental issues paramount
Loop Trolley Project Update
June 20, 2011
(EA means “Environmental Assessment”)
We Are Here
THIS PHASE IS COMPLETE, AS OF MAY 23!
of MO St.L
St. Louis County/
Loop Trolley Corridor
City of St. Louis
BJC Med Center
The Maintenance Facility
Existing Building. This photo shows the existing building to be used for the future maintenance facility.
Proposed Rehabilitation. This rendering shows the future façade as proposed for the maintenance facility.
Station Stop on Metro Bridge in front of Wabash Station
Trolley in middle due to utility constraints
New Parking Lane
Ped Realm to Remain
Greenway on east side
3 Lanes for Cars
DeBaliviere looking north at Waterman
Example Vehicle Type. The Loop Trolley would look much like the photo above. It would be equipped with heating and air conditioning. It would be fully accessible and would comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Powered by both battery and overhead contact system (OCS)
Example OCS. This photo depicts the existing Overhead Contact System used for the Portland Streetcar system. The Loop Trolley would use a similar, one-wire OCS.
Example OCS in context. This photo shows the OCS used in the Portland Streetcar in context of the larger landscape. As shown, the OCS is not very visible from an adjacent platform, and would be even less visible from residences several hundred feet away.
and low-income users
East-West Gateway Council of Governments will manage the next phase of design
Applying for first part of the Urban Circulator grant this month ($2.88 million)
Design will be underway in July
Expect to complete design by February/March 2012
Loop Trolley Company, non-profit organization, working to raise additional donations needed
Loop Trolley Transportation Development District, a political subdivision of Missouri, will manage the second phase: construction, operations and ownership
Expect the TDD to apply for second part of the Urban Circulator grant later this year ($22.12 mil)
Construction to begin Spring/early Summer 2012, with completion by mid 2013