Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Moves Closer To Earning More Federal Money Help
Before too much celebration erupts amid ongoing debate over this mode of transit . . .
THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR STILL DOESN'T HAVE FEDERAL FUNDING TO MOVE FORWARD!!!
The chances might be better this year considering how much cash the Feds are dishing out . . . But, given current economic upheaval, this is thing is anything but a done deal.
Here's the hype with just a bit of clarification . . .
Fox4: KC Streetcar extension to UMKC gets federal approval, opening projected for 2025
Deets and a highlight that deserves further scrutiny . . .
"The project is now approved to enter the New Starts Engineering phase of the FTA Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program, which is the final phase of this competitive federal program.
"While the approval does not yet secure federal funding, it’s a significant milestone in obtaining the $174 million in federal funding needed to begin construction . . ."
To be fair, here's what the top-ranking cheerleader has to say:
“This approval confirms that we are on the right path, and among the most deserving projects in the country,” said Tom Gerend, executive director of the KC Streetcar Authority. “The timing couldn’t be better as we continue our push towards finalizing a federal grant award by early 2021 and moving to begin construction of this transformative project by 2022.”
Developing . . .