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May 22, 2014 7:08 PM

KC breaks ground for streetcars — and OKs advance spending on expansion

Dignitaries, downtown residents and business executives gathered Thursday just south of Main Street and Truman Road for the official groundbreaking of the downtown streetcar starter route. The council also approved spending $8 million to plan the next 8 miles of streetcar extensions.

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New KC streetcar offers operator new life

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Ride with Yael Abouhalkah behind a Kansas City streetcar

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