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Light Rail For Parkville, OP?

In two separate articles this week, local politicos wax futuristic about potential light rail connections to whatever system we end up with in KC's urban core. First, Douglas Dowell, Ward 4 candidate for Overland Park city council, claims that Metcalf Avenue could be a "bustling backbone" full of green buildings and light rail for OP and Johnson County by 2032. Next, Parkville (home of Park University) gets a teesy-weensy grant to look at public transit options, giving Mayor Kathy Dusenbery the opportunity to voice support for connecting to a metro-wide system.

2 Comments so far

  1. steve April 13th, 2007 2:20 pm

    What ever happened to the commuter rail plan with the tracks along I-35? Seems like this would be a good time to fire up the talks of that, if its still feasible.

  2. Dave May 14th, 2007 5:49 pm

    ah, the I-35 commuter rail plan… seems like it’s lost in bureaucratic planning land. the JO and MARC have both posted some stuff, but it’s been gathering cobwebs for months, if not years.

    the JO: http://www.thejo.com/main.aspx?page=rail
    MARC: http://www.marc.org/transportation/studies_feasibility.htm#commuterrail

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