A plan to build a streetcar system in Kansas City kept rolling yesterday and passed a new mile post.
A week after the Kansas City city council endorsed a plan to fund a downtown streetcar system, it has approved appropriating a million dollars for advance work on the system, including a contract for some preliminary engineering studies.
Kansas City, Missouri has taken another step toward a formal bid for federal help to establish a downtown streetcar line.
The city council approved a pair of resolutions that would let voters in a proposed Transportation Development District weigh in on whether to make the district a quasi-governmental entity and whether to increase sales and property taxes in it to pay for the streetcar plan.
Councilman Russ Johnson said it's time for the city to show that it has a plan that would qualify it for a federal TIGER grant.