What's Next for Rail?

Spivak, Jeffrey
May 2012
Planning;May/Jun2012, Vol. 78 Issue 5, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan by the city government of Kansas City in Missouri to develop streetcar route, which the author claimed is extending the reach of rail transportation outside the U.S. biggest cities. He notes that at least 27 additional cities in the country are planning to add or constructing rail projects like an elevated system, modern streetcars, and high-speed intercity service. He states that Kansas City is speeding its streetcar planning in order to engage a 2012 grant.


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