Double Down Against Kansas City Streetcar Touristy-Frou Frou!!!

Tonight we listen closely as the Congressman repeating one of his classic lines amid discussion of more cash for the streetcar.

Here's the word . . .

Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver, who will help direct an anticipated $674 million to Missouri over the next five years to improve public transportation, wants a system that also works for the city's east side and its neighborhoods, not just passing them by on the way to the stadiums.

"It can't be touristy-frou frou. If we're going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars I want people who desperately need jobs to take this system and go and get these jobs," Cleaver said.

Cleaver's priorities center around an all electric fleet for KCATA and area school busses.

Read more via news link . . .

Congressman Cleaver says proposed streetcar to stadiums should be about jobs not tourism

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KC Streetcar's Executive Director says an east-west connector through the Kansas City metro has been discussed for years. But passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill expedited the need for a study of a possible streetcar line running from the University of Kansas Health System to the stadiums at the Truman Sports Complex.