Brad Cooper of the Kansas City Star explains the situation:
"In the past, the city has been caught in a dilemma on rail: Build a short route that's cost effective but can't win wide public support for a tax, or build a longer route that gets political support but turns out to be too costly to build.
Now the city is starting where it believes support is the strongest."
Projected costs for the 2-mile stretch are between 60 and 100 million dollars.
Thanks to Nate Vander Broek