Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Still No Word on Loop Trolley Start Date; Backers Now Hope for August or September

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Still No Word on Loop Trolley Start Date; Backers Now Hope for August or September

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The Loop Trolley's long-awaited starting date still has yet to be pinned down, and trolley officials now say they hope to begin service in August or September.

Joe Edwards, who heads the trolley tax district, said Tuesday that the opening definitely won't be anytime this month. July had been the previous hoped-for target period for starting operations cited by trolley officials early last month.

Edwards said it all depends on how soon state and federal regulators give the go-ahead. Meanwhile, testing of the trolley line and equipment continues, he said.

"They're very safety-oriented, which is good and all," Edwards said. "It just takes more time" than trolley backers initially had expected.

Meanwhile, Edwards said he and other trolley officials have firmed up the initial hours of operation for the line. …

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