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Streetcar proposal submitted to USDOT

The regional TIGER application has been submitted to the US Department of Transportation, and it includes a $6 million request for design and engineering of a downtown streetcar. There are lots of other elements (bike/ped, freight rail, Green Impact Zone) in the plan, but the streetcar and BRT portions have been posted on the KCATA website.

We'll be poring over the application in the coming days to bring you an overview and our analysis.

As a reminder, the TIGER grant program is unique to the stimulus program and is competitive and discretionary. MARC's proposal is going up against MoDOT (for I-70 truck lanes, natch), St. Louis (leave a comment if you know what they're applying for), Columbia (ditto) and any other entity in the state that can receive federal transportation funds.

3 Comments so far

  1. Anonymous September 17th, 2009 9:00 am

    I know that the Loop Trolley put in an application.

  2. Dave September 17th, 2009 10:09 pm

    st. charles county is applying for $100 million to complete a road project:


  3. Dave September 18th, 2009 9:04 am

    port authority and chouteau greenway applications from st. louis city:


    h/t eric!

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