ST. LOUIS (AP) — Backers of a St. Louis trolley that closed almost two years ago because of financial troubles are hoping that a regional board will soon approve a $1.26 million federal grant to help get the line running again next year.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that trolley supporters say the grant would be used with accrued funds from the trolley’s own sales tax district to run the line free of charge from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through late 2023. Backers say that by then, the trolley could stand on its own financially.
But some key players on the board of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments have yet to say how they’ll vote on the request. And some others are skeptical or opposed.