Quick review of the upcoming streetcar extension proves particularly astute . . . Profs tell their students to get ready for an EPIC rent spike as government transit only serves to help the fortunes of developers.
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The Federal Transportation Administration announced a $174 million grant on Jan. 8 to expand the Kansas City streetcar service to the UMKC area. Kansas City also received an additional $60 million worth of funding in 2020. The funding will cover 3.5 new miles of rail, bringing the streetcar's reach from Union Station to just south of UMKC's Volker Campus.