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Bi-State declines takeover of Loop Trolley

The Loop Trolley completes a run, with the last stop outside the Missouri History Museum at Forest Park back in December. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 3, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A committee of Bi-State Development Agency commissioners hit the brakes on a plan from city and county officials for Bi-State to take over the failed Loop Trolley Jan. 24, and it is unclear if the trolley will ever ride again. A plan to tak...

Last ride of the Loop Trolley breaks down: Inside that two-hour final trip

Last ride of the Loop Trolley breaks down: Inside that two-hour final trip

January 14, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Loop Trolley broke down on its last ride down the Delmar Loop last month, ending its 13-month run as problem-plagued as it began. The last ride of the Loop Trolley lasted about two hours, with a 45-minute breakdown halfway through th...

Loop Trolley still shutting down, might be taken over by Bi-State in new year

The Loop Trolley was decorated for the holidays, but mostly empty the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 12. It was the first day the trolley was open after a vote by the Bi-State Development Agency board to look into taking over trolley operations. The trolley’s driver said that he was a retired former Metro driver, but likes the trolley. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

December 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Bi-State Development Agency board voted Dec. 10 to potentially take over the financially struggling Loop Trolley, despite heated opposition from the Illinois side of the board. The 6-3 vote was not a final decision to take over trolley o...

Loop Trolley near end of the line: Shuts down Dec. 29, as Bi-State eyes takeover

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger did not attend the March 12, 2015 groundbreaking for the Loop Trolley. Officials in attendance, from left, were Les Sterman of the Loop Trolley Committee; Susan Trautman, executive director, Great Rivers Greenway; former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay; Joe Edwards; Mokhtee Ahmad, region administrator of Region 7 for the Federal Transit Authority; former University City Mayor Shelley Welsch; and former Metro CEO John Nations.

December 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Loop Trolley will shut down at the end of the year, but Missouri-Illinois transit agency Bi-State is looking into whether it can take over the derailed trolley line. The trolley came with a $52 million price tag and high hopes from its big...

Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Jerry Lee dies; funeral set Friday

Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Jerry Lee dies; funeral set Friday

December 4, 2019

A retired St. Louis County police chief’s funeral services will be held Friday at the Cathedral Basilica, with visitation Thursday in University City. Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Jerry Lee, 71, died Nov. 22 after a  battle with medical issues. He served as chief of the St. Louis Count...

Loop Trolley set to derail without new county cash

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger did not attend the March 12, 2015 groundbreaking for the Loop Trolley. Officials in attendance, from left, were Les Sterman of the Loop Trolley Committee; Susan Trautman, executive director, Great Rivers Greenway; former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay; Joe Edwards; Mokhtee Ahmad, region administrator of Region 7 for the Federal Transit Authority; former University City Mayor Shelley Welsch; and former Metro CEO John Nations.

October 15, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Loop Trolley could clang, clang, clang into insolvency if it doesn’t receive an emergency cash infusion of $700,000 by the end of the year and $200,000 before the end of November — and trolley operators want the money from St. Louis...

Hal Goldsmith speaks: The man who brought down Stenger talks ethics and how public can fight corruption

Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith, left, talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jacob Barker after the ethics town hall Monday at Kol Rinah in University City. Barker was mentioned in Goldsmith's indictment of former County Executive Steve Stenger, as Stenger tried to dodge Barker's questions about a phony contract that formed the crux of the case against Stenger. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Hal Goldsmith has 1 p.m. this Saturday marked on his calendar. That’s when former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger reports to prison in Yankton, South Dakota — something Goldsmith, the assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern ...

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