Regional rail transit plan unveiled in KC

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has unveiled a $1.2 billion rail-transit plan for the metro region.

The plan includes five types of transit services, including light rail and modern streetcars through downtown and a commuter train service for suburbs.

Funkhouser has been calling for regional mass transit, and the plan maps out new details of his idea.

A dozen Missouri-side suburbs will be affected. But the plan excludes the Kansas side because authorizing legislation exists only in Missouri, and Johnson County mayors have shown little interest for a transit tax.

Information from: The Kansas City Star,

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