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Loop Trolley Project Update

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  1. Loop Trolley Project Update June 20, 2011

  2. 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 • Federal Transit Administration an important partner

  3. Loop Trolley Project Timeline (EA means “Environmental Assessment”) We Are Here 1995 2013

  4. Environmental Assessment THIS PHASE IS COMPLETE, AS OF MAY 23! • EA looked at a number of issues to determine that the project complies with federal law and doesn’t adversely affect the environment • Social, Cultural and Historic Resources • Transportation – Parking • Economic Impacts • Construction Impacts • A ‘Finding of No Significant Impact’, or FONSI has been granted by the Federal Transit Administration

  5. Where is the Project? University of MO St.L St. Louis County/ University City Loop Trolley Corridor City of St. Louis Washington University BJC Med Center Forest Park

  6. Local View

  7. Delmar Roundabout at Lions’ Gate (Artist’s rendering) Current Proposed

  8. Delmar West Loop Alignment

  9. The Maintenance Facility CURRENT PLAN • The trolley vehicles would be stored and maintained at 5875-5893 Delmar Boulevard • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Would be renovated to house trolley operations • Rehabilitation will comply with state and Federal guidelines for historic preservation 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.

  10. Station Stop on Metro Bridge in front of Wabash Station Looking North

  11. 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

  12. Street View of Trolley Station & Plaza in Front of Crossroads School Looking North

  13. The Stations • Simple design. Stations to be at curb height (no platforms) and would blend with the existing pedestrian realm • All stations and connections will be accessible and ADA compliant • The figure and photo at right show the typical dimensions and general “look” of the stations

  14. The Vehicles • “Heritage” look with modern amenities 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.

  15. Trolley Service • 7 Days a Week • 360 Days a Year • 11am – 6pm Sunday – Thursday • 11am – MidnightFriday – Saturday • Fare to match Metro • 50% discount for seniors and low-income users

  16. Costs and Funding • Project Implementation Budget is $43 M • $25 M from Federal Urban Circulator Grant • $6 M from other Federal funding • $3.5 M from TIF monetization • $3.5 M from New Market Tax Credits • Up to $5 M in private donations

  17. Costs and Funding • And for operations (est. $1.3 million/year) • $500 K - Loop Trolley Transportation Development District revenues • $680 K - Fares • Advertising (TBD) • Institutional subsidies or sponsorships (TBD)

  18. 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 Next Steps

  19. 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 Next Steps