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Streetcar expansion vote approved

All of Midtown would be included in the streetcar expansion district, meaning a one-cent sales tax would be in effect and some property owners would pay a special assessment. The city council on Thursday unanimously approved putting the first ...
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Streetcar expansion funding moves forward

All of Midtown would be included in a transportation development district to fund a streetcar expansion. View a larger map at the end of the story. A city council joint committee on Thursday approved a streetcar expansion funding proposal to ...
Top stories last week from Midtown Kansas City

B-cycle fundraising targets Midtown neighborhoods, districts

Kansas City C-cycle – those bikes you see in downtown Kansas City – has launched a rental bicycle fundraising campaign to expand into Midtown.  B-cycle has turned to the KC-based civic crowdfunding site Neighbor.ly to collect donations ...
A rendering of the new KCI airport.

Airline executives speak against high cost of a new KCI

An upgraded and attractive airport does not boost passengers and could reduce flights if airline costs increase too much, airline officials said Tuesday. It was the first time they spoke to the mayor’s KCI Advisory Group, which is studying ...
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Streetcar expansion takes shape

A city council resolution introduced Thursday would launch the next phase of the streetcar line. If approved by the full council, it would start a court process that could lead to an August election on whether to form the district. Experts are ...
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Legal track cleared for Downtown streetcars

The Missouri Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal related to the downtown streetcar line, ending a legal challenge to the project. A downtown property owner had appealed after a Jackson County judge and the appeals court in Kansas ...
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Map could be start of a regional bus system

For the first time, a map shows all the bus routes in the metropolitan area. Officials showed it Tuesday at the first meeting of the Transit Stakeholder Forum group. It is very preliminary, they said, but a symbol of the cooperation that is ...
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Retired streetcar driver tells what was

By Joe Lambe City streetcars operated by 2,000 drivers once connected the area like a tight spider web. Only about four of those drivers are still alive, and Harold Ambroius, 88, says he is the oldest of them. His house in Waldo, where he and ...
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Court ruling stops red light cameras

An ordinance intended to restart red light cameras died Tuesday, after a state appeals court in Kansas City ruled against them. Now the camera tickets are in a state of indefinite legal limbo as city attorneys decide what to do. They had hoped ...
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Red light cameras set to return to action

The red light cameras – on hold since a Nov. 6 court ruling – could return in 10 days if the city council approves a legal change today. The council’s public safety committee approved the change Monday and sent it to the full council. The ...