U.S. Senator from Missouri, Claire McCaskill, announced Friday that Kansas City will receive a $20 million TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the streetcar project.
In a release, McCaskill said it is fantastic news for families and businesses in Kansas City.
"This streetcar project will encourage housing, construction and business development in the city — and that will mean more jobs across the region," she said.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James was also quoted in the release. He said the grant was a huge step forward for the continued renaissance of the city.
The TIGER grant program is official known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. It targets major national and regional transportation projects that are often not eligible for other government funding programs.