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Loop Trolley Booster Says Starting Date Announcement is Close

August 14, 2018 - 8:02 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The summer of waiting for the Loop Trolley is winding down with no trolley in sight.  Trolley Booster Joe Edwards of Blueberry Hill says we're getting very close to an announcement.

“I hope in the next 10 days or so we’ll be able to announce, with the Federal Transit Administration’s permission, the actual starting date. They’ve always said they’ll give us about four to five weeks advance notice of when that can be, so it's that close,” he says.

Edwards says the holdup has been two things:  Extensive testing of every section of track.  And he says an Iowa company is taking longer than expected to install wheelchair lifts on the antique trolley cars to make them handicapped accessible.