All posts by Jeffrey Carter

About Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.

Loop Trolley

So the Loop Trolley is finally going belly up.

It should never have been built.  All that wasted time, money, and mess.  All that frustration for months (years?) as the streets were torn up.  All folderol with no sustainable business plan.  All that tax money wasted in supporting a TIF and such.*

It should never have been built.

*How is construction and operations funded:  The primary construction funding came via a $25 million FTA Urban Circulator grant. Funding also comes from other federal grants (CMAQ, STP), a TIF, New Market Tax Credits, St. Louis County Transportation Fund, Great Rivers Greenway, Washington University, and Loop Trolley Transportation Development District sales taxes and donations. A combination of fares, advertising and LTTDD sales taxes will fund operations.


I think of him, and of this life-force quieted too soon, and I weep.

So few photos of me with him . . . .

We thought he was indomitable . . . forever.