WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today applauded a $174 million Department of Transportation grant to fully fund the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension Project.
This federal grant will extend the streetcar route to connect the Kansas City Central Business District with the Country Club Plaza. Combined with previous grants and investments, this project is now completely funded. Signatures between the project sponsors are expected in the coming days to complete the formal grant agreement and subsequent release of the funding.
“Expanding public transportation and connecting Kansas City’s two largest employment centers will greatly benefit local commuters and expand economic opportunities for the entire metropolitan area,” said Sen. Moran.
In July, Sen. Moran joined members of the Kansas and Missouri Congressional delegation in urging the Federal Transit Administration to approve the funding application for this project. In September, Sen. Moran met with KC Streetcar Executive Director Tom Gerend, Board of Directors and members of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority regarding the expansion and benefits it would bring to the Kansas City-area.
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