Government Issues

Mo. woman may fight $100M streetcar plan in court

Posted on July 17, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sue Burke, a downtown Kansas City business owner, told the Missouri Court of Appeals that she is upset she now must charge her customers a one-cent sales tax to pay for a $100 million downtown streetcar project, 41 Action News reported.

She added that the city never gave her enough notice to oppose the streetcar plan or offered business owners a chance to vote on it.

The attorney representing the city argued to the appeals judges that the deadline for Burke's challenge had passed and that the voters, who live downtown, have spoken. For the full story, click here.

RELATED: "Court schedules hearing on Honolulu rail appeal"

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FTA allocates $281M for transit projects in 5 cities

Projects include the Tempe Streetcar project in Arizona; and the Los Angeles Westside Purple Line Section 3 project.

FRA issues Final Rule for high-speed rail operations

The rule paves the way for U.S. high-speed passenger trains to safely travel as fast as 220 miles per hour.

Legislation calls for NJ Transit to issue refunds for rail delays

Monthly pass holders would get a prorated amount refunded while single-ticket holders would get their money back.

85% of transportation-related ballot measures successful

Overall in 2018, public transportation won 30 of 36 ballot measures in primary and general elections, a win percentage of 83%, according to APTA.

More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

In 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation