The initial $151 million federal grant application was turned down in April. Gerend said the amount of the grant has increased slightly. The Streetcar Authority anticipates that its federal request will be $160 million. Local officials estimate the cost of the planned extension at $316 million.
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Executive Director Tom Gerend, who testified before Congress on July 16, says the Streetcar Authority is on track in its pursuit of federal funding to support extending the line south along Main Street to the UMKC campus.