Judge to decide on streetcar expansion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A judge is expected to decide this week on a push to expand the Kansas City streetcar.

Proposed tax and property assessment would pay for a portion of the multi-million dollar proposed streetcar line.

The line would extend from State Line to I-435 and from the Missouri River to 85th Street.

People we spoke with today are split on the issue.

“We have an unaccredited school district, $2.5 billion EPA mandated repair to our sewer system and high crime per capita. These are things the city should focus on right now,” Tony Jones with Smart KC said.

“Returning people to the urban core will make the entire city stronger. It will help the school system, crime, just by having more people,” David Johnson said.

If the judge decides the tax is legal, people who live in the neighborhoods near the proposed streetcar line would get to vote on the tax.

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