Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Costs Skyrocket

The price-tag for the most expensive bit of rail in the nation continues to climb with little to no benefit for small biz or residents who don't spend most of their days at coffee shops.

Here's the money line . . .

Port KC, which owns and operates Berkley Riverfront Park, initially was slated to provide $5 million for the project, which was expected to cost $20.2 million.

Cost increases have pushed the cost of the project to nearly $25.7 million, requiring Port KC to bump its contribution to roughly $8.5 million.

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Price tag for KC Streetcar's Riverfront Extension climbs $5.5 million

The price tag for the Kansas City Streetcar's extension to Berkley Riverfront Park has increased roughly $5.5 million. The Port Authority of Kansas City's Development Authority recommended increasing its share for the project by nearly $3.5 million Monday at a committee meeting.