Regional rail.

Yesterday, one of my wife’s long-time friends was in town with her family.  To give her time to visit with Katy, I took her six-year old daughter for a walk.  When we crossed the 63rd Street bridge, I hoisted her up over the side to see the railroad below.  She remarked, “I know why they don’t use those train tracks down there.  There’s grass all over them.”

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Last week, I attended a presentation by folks analyzing options for better public transportation in the Kansas City area.  (This isn’t just another Clay Chastain pipe dream; it’s a proposal set forth by Jackson County executive, Mike Sanders.)  Since they’ve found that the Federal government could pay up to 50% of the cost for a project like light rail, they feel compelled to formally weigh their options.

I figured I’d pass along information so you can learn about their work and, perhaps, get involved.  Here are sites regarding Jackson County Regional Rail:

Official web site to follow the process – www.kcsmartmoves.org/projects/jacksoncounty

You can also join the KCRRR: Kansas City Regional Rapid Rail group on Facebook.

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