Kansas City — Extension Study
Even though Kansas City's first streetcar line hasn't been built yet extensions are already being discussed. According to the Kansas City Business Journal a City Council committee has preliminarily approved a study of an extension of the proposed Main Street line from downtown to the Country Club Plaza. The committee in late March approved applying to the Federal Transit Administration for up to $2 million to cover an alternatives analysis for the extension.
This extension would add to the $101 million planned 2.2 mile streetcar line running on Main Street from the River market to the Crown Center. Funding that line would require court approval of a transportation development district along the route then voters would have to approve the measure. Voter approval would also be required for property and sales taxes to cover most of the construction costs. Another key component of the funding would be a $25 million federal grant which could come this year.