Friday, February 22, 2019
ONLY PREZ TRUMP HOLDING BACK KCMO TOY TRAIN STREETCAR EXPANSION!!!
Recently, the North end of the streetcar suffered a federal funding slap in the face because toy trains are no longer a priority for D.C. under the current administration.
However, that hasn't stopped the big plans of streetcar designers going down Main. Here's a scheme that would disrupt tens of thousands of travelers for a mode of transit that typically runs late for hipsters on weekends:
KC Biz Journal: KC streetcar extension will replace Main Street MAX route, run in outside lane
Streetcar officials contend the shut down affected their federal grant applications.
More deets on a rigged vote and high hopes:
In 2017, voters approved the creation of a transportation development district to help fund the Main Street extension by providing revenue through sales taxes and special assessments on real estate within the district.
The project team said revenue sources would not begin to be collected until the project is successfully rated by the FTA.
The project is expected to be completed by 2023.
Developing . . .