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Kansas City Is One Step Closer To Extending Streetcar Service To The Plaza & UMKC Campus

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Kevin Collison
Kansas City's current streetcar route stretches from River Market to Union Station, with 16 stops along the line.

The Streetcar Authority says it expects the gift is only the first chunk of federal funding heading Kansas City’s way.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday a grant of $50.8 million, which will allow the streetcar project team to advance final design and begin construction. Officials in Kansas City say the southern extension could be complete by 2025.

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