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41 Files: Breaking down new KCI costs

Posted at 5:29 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 18:29:40-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – While the cost of building a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport continue to fluctuate, the project remains on track.

In this week’s 41 Files podcast, reporter Cat Reid breaks down a new report outlining an increase in the cost to build the airport itself and the overall project cost that includes the financing.





Reid said in the podcast that the cost of the airport itself has grown from $1.4 billion to $1.6 billion, but the overall cost – including financing – now stands at $1.9 billion.

It’s a figure that the airlines – the ones footing the bill with passenger fees – remain comfortable with.

Later in the podcast, reporter Ariel Rothfield reflected on Monday’s vigil in Overland Park for the victims of a shooting last weekend at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Rothfield pointed out the shooting hit home for Kansas City, where residents dealt with the deadly Jewish Community Center shootings in 2014.

Finally, we wrap up the week with a spirited discussion of the Kansas 3rd Congressional District race and the recent debate performances of Democratic challenger Sharice Davids and Republican incumbent Rep. Kevin Yoder.

Reporters Steven Dial and Sarah Plake – who will be covering the campaigns next Tuesday night – said the debate came after nearly 100,000 votes had already been cast in Johnson County.

Listen to the 41 Files Podcast where ever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and now iHeartRadio and Spotify.