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August 30, 2013 2:29 PM

Kansas City’s downtown streetcar project wins a $20 million federal grant

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver confirmed that Kansas City will receive a highly competitive $20 million federal transportation grant to help construct the 2-mile streetcar system from the River Market to Union Station. The grant is expected to cover about 20 percent of the project cost. Construction is still scheduled to be completed in 2015.

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