Kansas City sets election on streetcar expansion

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City will hold a mail-in vote on extension of its streetcar system beginning in April, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.

The ballot, for registered voters within the Transportation Development District created to support extension of the streetcar to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Volker Campus, will ask voters to approve a 1-percent sales tax for construction and operation of the streetcar, and approve special property assessments within district boundaries.

Voters within the district may request a ballot between March 5 and April 3. The vote will be held between April 24 and June 12.

The streetcar currently operates on a 2-mile, 16-stop route, primarily on Main Street, between Kansas City Union Station north to the City Market area, and is free to all riders. The extension would run south from Union Station for about 3.7 miles.

 

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