Missouri’s share of Kansas City will have streetcars included in the new transit plan

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | 3:35 p.m. CDT; updated 5:30 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has unveiled a $1.2 billion rail-transit plan for the metro region.

The plan includes five types of transit services, including light rail and modern streetcars through downtown and a commuter train service for suburbs.

Funkhouser has been calling for regional mass transit, and the plan maps out new details of his idea.

A dozen Missouri-side suburbs will be affected. The plan excludes the Kansas side because authorizing legislation exists only in Missouri, and Johnson County mayors have shown little interest for a transit tax.

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