Category Archives: Mass Transit

Loop Trolley Final Route

Here is the Loop Trolley Company’s report on the final route. Since the proposed line could be a stimulus to investment in the buildings and parcels facing the route, our readers might be interested. Will the trolley be a catalyst … Continue reading

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Free Screening of "Beyond the Motor City" on Monday

“The old system hasn’t died, and the new system hasn’t been born yet,” says one of the subjects in Beyond the Motor City. He’s talking about urban transportation. Beyond the Motor City is a critical look at the intersection between … Continue reading

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Proposition A

by Michael R. Allen This United Railways streetcar line map from 1903 reminds us of what is possible with mass transit. The red lines mark streetcar lines, which augment the street grid with a separate network of traffic. In 1903, … Continue reading

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by Michael R. Allen I dig Citizens for Modern Transit‘s new ad.

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Metro Funding Serves County’s Interest

by Michael R. Allen This week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch carried a commentary by NiNi Harris entitled “County residents should vote own interests”. Harris makes the case for St. Louis County voters’ approving the sales tax measure for Metro that … Continue reading

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Jobs for Main Street or Sprawl Road?

by Michael R. Allen Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist published an op-ed in the Charlotte Observer that lays out the problems in the “Jobs for Main Street” bill that Congressional Democrats pushed through the House of Representatives. The bill is … Continue reading

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Vintage Streetcar Photographs Show Mid-Century St. Louis

This week St. Louisan extraordinaire Jeff Vines discovered an online cache of 120 photographs of St. Louis Public Service Company trolley cars taken between 1954 and 1961. A few photographs from the 1980s are included. The images of the cars … Continue reading

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Legislature Gives Metro $12 Million

by Michael R. Allen The St. Louis Beacon reports that the legislature passed a stimulus bill that contains $12 million for Metro (actually still named the Bi-State Development Agency but doing business as Metro). This is a one-time payment, of … Continue reading

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