Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:45 pm
he also sued to stop the bus tax from taking effect (the one he later kept trying to steal).
no.flyingember wrote:Any news on the third election date?
TBD. the local money will always be needed.KCPowercat wrote:So no vote until any possible RFI options come back to help flesh out the funding we'd be voting on?
What’s the expected outcome to this? And do we expect the city-wide rail vote ordinance to cause any significant delay in phase 2?DaveKCMO wrote:an update on the TDD lawsuit: http://kcrta.org/2017/11/27/judge-hears ... d-lawsuit/
yes. public meetings in february/march.ldai_phs wrote:Is there anyway to make recommendations for the design/operations
KC Council throws out vote, so streetcar expansion can move toward UMKC, riverfront
The council’s 10-2 vote was based on advice from city attorneys, who said the measure as written had legal issues that exposed the city to possible lawsuits.
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics ... 84184.htmlProponents of the move said that while the ordinance approved Thursday strips out the legally problematic portions of the ballot question, it retains the requirement of a citywide election for future expansion of the system.
However, it defines “future” as any expansion beyond the ones currently envisioned. That effectively grandfathers the UMKC and waterfront plans out of the reach of opponents.
Agree.KCPowercat wrote:yeah that headline is trash
The three-quarter-mile extension north to Berkley Riverfront Park is expected to cost $32 million. The Streetcar Authority and KCATA hope to fund the project with a combination of support from Port KC and federal funding in the form of a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program (TIGER) grant.
The 3.5-mile extension south down Main Street is estimated to cost $250 million. Those estimates will be updated once a study of the extension led by HDR Engineering is completed. Because Kansas City voters approved the formation of a transportation development district (TDD) through a mail-in election in the fall, funds from that district could be used to support construction of the extension.
what he/she said!ldai_phs wrote:Summer Funding Election: TDD was formed. Board Members elected. Now they must approve a tax on the TDD
Federal Funding Approval: The project, as I know it, requires significant federal funding to begin. Unless a PPP was used that got around this.
Design: Determine Station Locations, Which lanes to run in, service demands, etc. I believe this needs to be completed before we apply for Federal Funds
Wouldn't this need to be completed before the TDD tax election? Seems residents would want to know what exactly they are getting before voting a tax for themselves.ldai_phs wrote: Design: Determine Station Locations, Which lanes to run in, service demands, etc. I believe this needs to be completed before we apply for Federal Funds