Kansas City has lost out on another bid for a federal technology grant, but officials hope to find other funding for planned projects.
The city applied for a recent round of funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for cutting-edge transportation technologies. The money would have been used to provide free Wi-Fi, kiosks and smart street lights along the planned Prospect MAX rapid bus line.
KC wasn't among the winners announced Thursday in the Smart City Challenge. Winners received grants of $3 million to about $11 million.
Kansas City Chief Innovation Officer Bob Bennett says the city has a plan, and there will be other ways to find project funding.
The city was also finalist for an earlier Smart City Challenge.