KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the deadline for public response pleadings to extend Kansas City’s streetcar system ending without comment, a grassroots campaign to expand the downtown line can no move forward, The Kansas City Star reports.
Supporters want to build on the momentum from the 2.2-mile starter line that launched in May and go south about 3.75 miles. A court petition filed Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance sets out proposed boundaries for an expanded streetcar district, and proposed property and sales tax increases within that district to help pay the projected $227 million cost.
The new system would conceivably open in 2022. For the full story, click here.