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Kansas City Streetcar Plan Calls For Termination At UMKC

News broke this week of a major development in the ongoing conversation about Kansas City’s plans for extending the planned streetcar line. The committee finalizing the plan announced it will not recommend extending the tracks south of the UMKC campus.

Now the expansion will go south only to UMKC and east along Linwood and Independence Avenues.

One group that has been vocal in opposition to the street extension through Brookside has been the Supporters of Modern Affordable Regional Transit KC (SMART KC). Sherry DeJanes, a representative of the group, joins Central Standard to share her reaction to the revelations that the streetcar will not be coming down the old trolley trail.


  • Sherry DeJanes, represenative for SMARTKC


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Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.
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