What happened last week in Midtown Kansas City?

Last week in Midtown Kansas City, streetcar plans moved forward, proposed new bus routes were discussed, and the push for Midtown schools took a leap forward.

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Transportation is a big issue these days in Kansas City, and we checked in on the Regional Transit Alliance’s annual celebration of success focused on changes coming in the city. Residents got a sneak peak of what downtown might look like once the streetcars are in place there, and the city council moved ahead with planning for the expansion of the downtown streetcar line.

Meanwhile, the Metro invited people to give input into a proposed MAX express line on Prospect, to join the popular MAX lines on Main Street and Troost.

The push for new schools in Midtown continued as the Midtown Community School Initiative issued an RFP asking for administrators and educators to join its effort.

With Google Fiber getting installed around the city, discussion of the digital divide continued, with the a new study showing 15 percent of people still avoid using the Internet. And the Urban Neighborhood Initiative announced a grant that will study placing free wifi within its urban core boundaries.

Police asked for help with finding suspects in a Midtown jewelry store robbery, and the city got a grant to spay or neuter pit bulls in some zip codes. At city hall, the charter review panel continued debate on changing council district boundaries.

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