The corpse of the last light rail ballot initiative is still warm, yet Kansas City will not wallow and weep for what might have been! Clang! Clang! Clang! went the Finance and Audit Committee!
Kansas City doesn’t have light rail connecting its major entertainment venues, but economic development boosters say it could soon have the next best thing.
The City Council’s Finance and Audit Committee today endorsed providing a loan of nearly $500,000 to the Westport Regional Business League to provide daytime and nighttime trolleys for people to visit Kansas City’s restaurants, bars, museums and other attractions.
The full council will debate the measure Thursday, and if approved, the shuttle service could start by mid-August.
Hmm, yes…an interesting concept. A system of large vehicles that can transport citizens various places around the region according to a set schedule. Why has no one thought of this before? Oh, wait…