Believe It or Not

This article describes how mass transit is finally beginning to attract some interest and support in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City residents recently approved a sales tax for a 27-mile light rail system, and a new bus transit system has been a surprising success. The campaign for the light rail transit system was initiated by one persistent and somewhat controversial resident. This resident argued that the city needed a comprehensive transit system in order to stay competitive with other cities. After six failed attempts, the light rail ballot measure was passed. Although many obstacles remain, particularly in terms of funding, passage of the ballot measure signals that residents and planners are beginning to recognize the benefits that improved mass transit could bring to the area.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 18-21
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  • Accession Number: 01050175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 2007 11:51PM