Topic : Kansas City Streetcar

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Kansas City's Starter Streetcar Line is Sustainable, 'Smart' Endeavor

Rail| December 6, 2017

Since voters green-lit the project by approving its major funding source in 2012, some $1.7 billion in economic development has initiated around the 2.2-mile streetcar line.

How Cities Are Embracing Streetcars Once Again

| March 22, 2017

The streetcar might seem like a transit method of the past, but look at some of the major metropolitan areas in the U.S. — Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Tucson, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Orange County — and it’s clear that cities are starting to embrace the streetcar once again. While it’s one cog in the wheel of a comprehensive transit system, streetcar systems can act as a boon for economic development, and a powerful tool for revitalizing sagging corridors and attracting the much-sought after talent of a young, hip workforce who choose to reduce, delay, or completely forego car ownership.

Rail| December 28, 2016

Petition to expand KC Streetcar garners enough signatures for April vote

The streetcar plan would ask voters to approve a three-eighths-cent citywide sales tax for 25 years to help fund a $1 billion, 26-mile streetcar system, building on the city’s 2.2-mile streetcar starter route.

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