8:16 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, March 8, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

  •     Santorum Says Kansas Caucuses Matter
  •     Fast Food At Home In A Hospital?
  •     Committee Advances Streetcar Zoning
  •     House Budget Reverses Cuts To Colleges At Expense To Program For Blind

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7:38 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, January 27, 2012

BikeShare in Minneapolis.

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

  • Streetcar Plan On Track
  • Bike Share Rolls Out
  • Trial Date Set For Bishop & Catholic Diocese
  • Kansas Agriculture Secretary Blasts Bioscience Authority
  • Artists In Their Own Words: Year Of The Dragon

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1:02 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Streetcar Plan Rolls Ahead

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.

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9:01 am
Fri January 20, 2012

City Council Moves Streetcar Plan Forward

Photo illustration of a streetcar operating southbound on Main Street at 19th Street.
HDR, City of Kansas City

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.

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