It took just 1,709 valid signatures to qualify for a public vote. And Clay Chastain turned in 47 more than that.
But a place for his latest light rail plan is not assured a place on the ballot yet.
Chastain, who lives in Virginia most of the time, expects resistance from the Kansas City Council to his $2 billion plan.
Stinging from the slap of having a previous proposal blocked from the ballot because city attorneys found court support for their contention that the measure as put forth was illegal, the activist has tried to ward off another refusal.