Kansas City Streetcar Authority plans for route expansion

(KSNT)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City officials say they’re hoping to expand the city’s new streetcar line.

Kansas City Streetcar Authority board chairman Mike Hagedorn said the authority intends to take a leadership position in the proposed $200 million expansion of the 2.2 mile route south from downtown.

The Kansas City Star reports authority members heard Thursday that the streetcar line, which opened in May, has exceeded projections for ridership and tax receipts that pay for the system.

Average daily ridership on the line has been about 6,800, with Saturday the busiest day.

Board members note that the proposed expansion still requires several factors, including planning and applying for federal funding.

 

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