Downtown voters pave the way for Kansas City streetcar

Illustration of what a streetcar operating southbound on Main Street in the Power and Light District might look like.
(Image created by HDR, Inc.)

 

Congratulation to the city of Kansas City, Mo.!

The Kansas City streetcar project hit a major milestone yesterday as downtown Kansas City residents voted to approve the financing of a new two-mile streetcar line on Main Street. The streetcar will be funded by sales and property taxes levied on the transportation development district, as well as funds from the federal Surface Transportation and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality programs secured through MARC.

“It will be historic,” Mayor Sly James said. “This is only a beginning.”

The city hopes to begin construction next year and start running the streetcars in 2015.

Visit www.kcsmartmoves.org for more information about the streetcar project.

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