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Missouri transit

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.

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2 KC streetcar petitions headed for August ballot

One of the petitions seeks two sales taxes totaling three-eighths of a cent for 25 years to pay for streetcar expansion, while the other would prohibit Kansas City from doing any planning or implementing of any fixed-rail expansion without a citywide vote.

CCW completes St. Louis refurb work

The seven buses underwent a complete refurbishment at CCW that included the power train and suspension, wheelchair fold-out ramps, and complete interior and exterior rehabilitation.

CCW to refurbish 7 St. Louis Metro buses

In previous contracts with CCW, Metro St. Louis bought 10 buses for the St. Clair County Division and 15 refurbished articulated buses for use in St. Louis on routes with the heaviest passenger loads.

KC Streetcar testing overhead wires

In the next few days, one test will make sure all the circuits feeding electricity to the wires are working properly and another will make sure the system can handle an overload.

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