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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