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New Tax Credit for Urban Farming in Missouri

Urban farmers in Missouri can receive up to $5,000 in tax credits to establish or expand their operations.

December 31, 2023 - St. Louis Public Radio

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Can Microtransit Replace Buses in Missouri?

Uber-style public transit gets people in urban and rural communities where they need to go in ways fixed-route buses can’t. But do the numbers pencil out?

December 21, 2023 - The Kansas City Beacon

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Kansas City Could Ban Source-of-Income Discrimination

The proposed law would eliminate a significant hurdle for many recipients of federal housing vouchers.

December 12, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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Funding Approved for St. Louis Transit Agency

After a failed vote last month, the St. Louis County Council voted to move forward with a $128-million infusion into the regional transit system.

November 22, 2023 - KMOV

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Kansas City Approves Transit Funding

Voters approved a ten-year extension on a sales tax that provides roughly one-third of the local transit agency’s revenue.

November 13, 2023 - KCUR

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Transit Advocates Fear On-Demand Microtransit Undermines Bus Service

A new on-demand transit service is meant to fill gaps in Kansas City regional bus service, but some transit supporters worry the service is drawing funding away from fixed-route buses.

July 14, 2023 - KCUR

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An Urban Planner Dedicated to Winning the Funding Necessary to Do the Work

An interview with Katy Shackelford, AICP, PTP, an urban planner and a funding specialist, to discuss the unique paths a planning career can take, and how unexpected career choices can deliver big benefits.

July 10, 2023 - James Brasuell

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Bus Service Cut in St. Louis Again

Metro Transit has bus transit operations in St. Louis for the third time in seven months due to systemwide staff shortages.

June 13, 2023 - St. Louis Riverfront Times

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Residents Oppose St. Louis County’s Proposed Ban on Walking in Roadways

While the bill’s sponsor calls it a safety measure, advocates for people with disabilities, joggers, and other groups say the bill would unfairly target them.

May 11, 2023 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Missouri to Spend $2.8 Billion Widening I-70

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had a $859 million vision to expand I-70 in key parts of the state. State legislators had an even more ambitious vision.

May 9, 2023 - The Kansas City Star

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Chicago-St. Louis Corridor Trains Cleared for 110-mph Speeds

Amtrak has final federal approval for train speeds of 110 miles per hour between Joliet and Alton, culminating almost ten years of planning and investing.

May 4, 2023 - Amtrak

Rendering of proposed South Loop Link Park over I 670 in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Requests State Funding for Freeway Cap Park

The city has been working to raise $200 million to create a 5.5 acre park spanning a portion of Interstate 670.

April 13, 2023 - KCUR

St. Louis Metrolink

St. Louis Train Expansion Planning Receives Federal Funding

The Bi-State Development Agency received roughly $7.4 million for efforts to expand the city’s MetroLink train system.

March 28, 2023 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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St. Louis Pledges to Repair Sidewalks. Residents Have Heard it Before.

A $6 million program takes aim at a backlog of thousands of requests for sidewalk maintenance, but critics say requiring property owners to foot half of the bill excludes less affluent neighborhoods.

February 23, 2023 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Induced Demand Be Damned: Missouri Governor Proposes I-70 Expansion

Highway widenings still attract support from both sides of the political aisle, despite the inadequacies of the approach in solving the problems it intends to solve.

January 23, 2023 - The Kansas City Star

Kansas City electric streetcar

The Limits of Kansas City’s Fare-Free Experiment

For the Missouri city, the economic and social benefits of eliminating transit fares outweigh the costs, but can their success be replicated in bigger cities more dependent on farebox revenue?

December 1, 2022 - Governing

Two bridges cross the Mississippi Rivera midst thick vegetation and few other signs of human intervention.

$323 Million Waterfront Project Cruising Along in St. Louis

Lighthouse Point, a $323 million marina and waterfront development proposed for the banks of the Mississippi River, has already been granted a special district, tax abatements, and sales tax exemptions.

November 23, 2022 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Kansas City Streetcar to Extend to Rockhurst

A new extension to the Kansas City Streetcar will open up the free transit line to Rockhurst University students.

November 18, 2022 - The Rockhurst University Sentinel

Downtown Kansas City Missouri

Kansas City Adopts Vision Zero

The city aims to make its streets more walkable and reduce traffic violence by investing in sidewalks and other safety improvements.

September 28, 2022 - KCUR

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Protected Bike Lane Yields Positive Results in North Kansas City

A one-mile protected bike lane has been shown to decrease driver speeds and attract more cyclists to the route.

September 26, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

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