Transit Action Network (TAN)

Advocates for Improved and Expanded Transit in the Kansas City Region.

NOTICE: Urban Core Transit Issues-meeting Tues Aug 17.

Posted by Transit Action Network on August 14, 2010

StreetCar from KCATA Streetcar Concept Webpage

Condensed from a press release from the Office of Councilman Russ Johnson, August 13,2010

The Traffic & Transportation Subcommittee of Kansas City’s Parking and Transportation Commission will hear information on the current status of urban transit as well as options for the future. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 17th at 2:45 p.m. at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), 1200 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

The KCATA will present information concerning its financial status, the current condition of downtown transit, examples of transit options from other cities, and future opportunities for downtown transit, including street cars.

“The Traffic and Transit subcommittee is excited to make progress on improving urban core public transit issues,” said Councilman Russ Johnson. “The Subcommittee welcomes members of the public who are interested in hearing the presentation and learning more about the condition of existing transit and the challenges we face.”

The Traffic and Transit Subcommittee  is charged with addressing public transit, pedestrian, and vehicular traffic issues.  Although no recommendations will be made during this meeting, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the presentation and issues under the scope of the subcommittee.

The subcommittee will also hear a report from the Missouri Department of Transportation concerning its I-35 feasibility study.

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