Map Series: II. The Loop Trolley and Existing Transit
The map above shows the Loop Trolley in relation to existing demographic characteristics. As the map shows, the Loop Trolley’s path is intersected by seven MetroBus routes and passes within a few meters of two MetroLink stations. The trolley, if it is built, will be redundant for nearly all conceivable transit trips. The map also shows the percentage of renters per census bloc around the proposed route. While multi-unit housing and a high renter population generally means more transit usage, it also means that most of the benefits from any gentrification will accrue to landlords, not residents. Renters as a percentage of total occupants are relatively high around the trolley route. Read more from the Show-Me Institute on the Loop Trolley here.