The Kansas City, Mo., city council has approved a report that supports adding another eight to 10 miles of streetcar track to its 2.2 mile starter system over the next decade.
Favored routes are eastward branches along Independence Avenue and the Linwood-31st Street corridor and a southern extension as far as Brookside or Waldo.
Members of the study group say federal grants should fund 50 percent of the cost.
A lot more people in the Kansas City area could be voting on a mass transit plan as soon as this August.
There's a new twist in the Kansas City transit debate, and that's not the only thing going on in Jackson County.
Clay Chastain is threatening another Kansas City petition drive: this time one for a recall election.
Once declared "touristy frou-frou" by then-Kansas City Mayor Emanuel Cleaver, streetcars may be coming to Kansas City...more than 55 years after the last streetcar ran on the Country Club Line.
The price of gasoline is a major factor in future popularity of riding a bus in the Kansas City area. It may take months to measure the effect.