Kansas City Pins Light Rail Plans on Sales Tax Hikes

In metropolitan Kansas City, two sales tax initiatives on the ballot in efforts to raise money for the region's long-planned light rail system.

"Funkhouser said voters approval of a 3/8-cent tax for light rail in Kansas City - plus a 1/2-cent tax in North Kansas City - would put the area "well on the way" to completing that regional system. The election is Nov. 4."

"As proposed, the starter route would run from near I-29 and Vivion Road through North Kansas City and downtown to the Country Club Plaza. It would run east - either along Cleaver or Volker Boulevards - to Bruce R. Watkins Parkway and south to 63rd Street."

"Funkhouser has been pushing a regional transit system for the Missouri side of the state line for months. In May, he unveiled a $1.2 billion plan that included five different types of transit services."

Full Story: Mayors: Light rail line will become regional

Comments

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
$24.95
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."
$19.95