Even with a voter approved plan, the Kansas City metro region is only beginning to talk about light rail construction -- to its determent, argues one columnist.
"Sorry I missed my old buddy Clay Chastain's light-rail tour the other week.
But while Clay was showing city officials and the media his proposed rail route, I was on a fact-finding mission to see how other cities are dealing with their mass transit problems.
OK, that's not entirely true. I was on vacation.
But you know what they say about travel. It's a learning experience, even if all you learn sometimes is which hotel chain has the better "free" breakfast bar.
During this road trip to the Pacific Northwest, I saw how cities like Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland and Seattle are doing transit-wise.
Unlike us, they're way beyond the talking stages on light rail and how it might jibe with commuter rail and all the rest."
Thanks to Jon Galloway