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KC area could net $20m in transit capital stimulus

The Federal Transit Administration released preliminary figures for transit capital assistance to urban areas today. The Kansas City metro could receive as much as $20 million from the recently passed ARRA. St. Louis and Springfield will tentatively receive $45 million and $3 million, respectively. Based on what we know, this funding would go directly to the transit operators, probably based on a priority set by the MPO (MARC, in KC's case).

3 Comments so far

  1. Brent February 19th, 2009 5:49 pm

    St. Louis is getting more than double that of KC? That doesn’t make much sense. KCMO has a larger population than St. Louis city proper….

  2. Dave February 19th, 2009 5:53 pm

    i believe the formula is based on existing ridership? since we’re a bus-only system — and an anemic one at that — our numbers are lower. there’s a spreadsheet on that page that explains the formula better than i can.

  3. ronmclinden February 22nd, 2009 4:59 pm

    the three transit agencies will share the region’s allocation 80-10-10. they’ll meet at marc on tuesday to decide what projects to do. ($20m won’t go very far on the $700m worth of projects they posted on the marc stimulus project website.)

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