Kansas City Considers Wireless Light Rail

<p>This month Kansas City, Missouri, voters approved a petition-initiated light rail plan that specified the use of wireless technology. Will the city be the first in the U.S. to use it?</p>
November 30, 2006, 11am PST | Heidi Schallberg
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A petition-driven light rail approved by Kansas City, Missouri, voters this month specified the use of wireless technology currently used in Bordeaux, France. Now the city just has to figure out how--or, perhaps, if.

"Several engineers familiar with the system say the in-ground power approach poses significant questions of cost, reliability and practicality for a U.S. city -- especially one with abundant ice and snow like Kansas City."

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Published on Sunday, November 26, 2006 in The Kansas City Star
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