Kansas City Metro Vaporware Transit Plan Debuts

Don't worry . . . None of this will ever happen.

In fact, most of the politicos offering their "enthusiastic support" didn't even bother to show up to the kick-off. 

To be fair, if/when KC switches to electric buses . . . Which would be a good thing . . . The change will be gradual and take at least a decade to complete.

Here's the presser typed up by some poor intern . . .

The Corridor will focus on sustainability and infrastructure improvements along State Avenue, Independence Avenue and Truman Road, spanning from KCK to Independence.

“President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for our entire region to create sustainable communities, provide greater opportunity for economic mobility, and ensure our jurisdictions have the energy efficient infrastructure necessary to remain competitive throughout the 21st century — but coordination is critical,” U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II said in a statement.

He touted a comprehensive approach as a “catalyst for economic growth” and a way to support the region’s Climate Action Plan.Cleaver, a Democrat who represents Kansas City, Missouri, was joined by Independence Mayor Eileen Weir, Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. and representatives from the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and KCK and the KCMO City Council were on hand for the announcement.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .

Federal, local tout comprehensive plan for federal infrastructure dollars

Spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, government officials from both sides of the state line gathered Monday to announce the Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor, which aims to bolster infrastructure along a swath of the Kansas City region from Kansas City, Kansas, to Independence.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver unveils plan for transit line from Independence to Kansas City, Kansas

The Kansas City region could see connected transit lines running across the state line east to west from Independence, Missouri, to Kansas City, Kansas. U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Kansas City Democrat, and other local officials from the Kansas City metro unveiled the plan to invest in a zero-emission transit corridor on Monday at Kansas City University, east of downtown.

Regional infrastructure project announce in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Leaders come to Kansas City to announce what they call a major infrastructure project for the Kansas City region. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will be joined by mayors and leaders from Independence, Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kan., and Jackson County.

KC area leaders announce proposal for 'sustainable corridor' from Independence to KCK utilizing electric buses, green infrastructure

KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) -- Several Kansas City leaders on Monday morning announced a major proposal that would include modern sustainable transportation, including electric buses, stretching across the state line. The Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor would use federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to establish a stretch going from Independence, through Kansas City, MO, and into Kansas City, KS.

Metro leaders announce ambitious plan to connect Independence, Missouri, to KCK

Leaders from both sides of the state line are announcing an ambitious plan to connect Independence, Missouri, to Kansas City, Kansas.It's part of a transit corridor set to be paid for with federal funds.

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