WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced a $50.8 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension project. The grant will fund a 3.5-mile extension for the streetcar connecting Union Station to the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC).
Last month, Sen. Moran joined Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and U.S. Representatives Sharice Davids (D-Kan.), Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.) in supporting the Kansas City Streetcar Authority’s application for funding.
“These new resources from the federal government will help build on the already successful streetcar extending the line to UMKC, connecting neighborhoods and businesses along the way,” said Sen. Moran. “I was pleased to join my colleagues in advocating for this grant and look forward to seeing the new opportunities and economic growth this project will bring to the Kansas City area.”
The project must still meet statutory and program requirements before the FTA can approve the grant agreement.