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KC Streetcar picks up $20 million in federal cash

Updated: 2013-08-30T19:40:16Z

By DAVE HELLING

Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office says she’s been informed the Dept. of Transportation will kick in $20 million for Kansas City’s streetcar.

It’s part of a TIGER grant, the same grant program the city used for the Green Impact Zone and for several Kansas-side improvements.

From the release:

“This is fantastic news for families and businesses in Kansas City,” McCaskill said. “This streetcar project will encourage housing, construction, and business development in the city — and that will mean more jobs across the region.”

McCaskill is a Democrat.

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