Kansas City Star: Kansas City gets millions for another streetcar extension, this time heading north

September 1st, 2020

Kansas City was awarded $14.2 million in federal funds to extend its streetcar line north from the River Market, the U.S. Department of Transportation told congressional offices Thursday.

In a statement, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II called the news “another major win” for the streetcar, the people of Kansas City and the city’s businesses.

“As we’ve seen over the last four years, millions of riders have utilized this light-rail system to get around downtown free-of-charge to the benefit of small businesses, workers, and consumers alike,” Cleaver said. “I’m proud to have supported this grant funding, and I will continue to be a strong advocate for federal investments in infrastructure in the months and years ahead.”

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By Allison Kite and Kevin Hardy
September 10, 2020