Our unscientific survey asked for your opinions on two election issues that failed last week: the Missouri road and bridge repairs and the Kansas City streetcar expansion district.
One takeaway: streetcar supporters have a lot of work to do to convince voters of their plans.
Here are the results based on more than 600 responses:
1) How should Missouri lawmakers devise a financing plan to repair the state’s roads and bridges? (Vote for more than one was possible.)
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Increase taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, 47%; establish tolls along interstate highways, 32%; try another sales tax proposal, 5%; all of the above, 4%; none of the above, 12%.
2) Should city leaders try again to extend the light-rail streetcar project?
Yes, 45%; no, 55%.
3) What’s the best next plan for expanding the streetcar project?
Continue the line south on Main Street, 45%; add east-west lines on Independence Avenue and Linwood Boulevard, 6%; add east-west lines on a different route, 3%; extend the line northward, 5%; none of the above, 42%.