Voters face deadline for Street Car expansion - KCTV5

Voters face deadline for Street Car expansion

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The mail-in ballot applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. (KCTV) The mail-in ballot applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. (KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Tuesday is the last chance for anyone who wants to have their voice heard on whether or not Kansas City's streetcar should move south.

The vote would expand the streetcar from its current southern-most stop at Union Station to the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, nearly doubling the area the tracks currently cover.

Officials with Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance say the streetcar has been a “massive success” and extending the line would bring people to even more key attractions.

"It's been a huge success so far, we've just celebrated tw0 million rides more than twice as fast as we expected to have that milestone. Lots of business, so it's been huge and I think people are excited to expand it," KCRTA Board Member Matt Staub said.

People living from Union Station to 53rd Street, and from Stateline Road to Campbell Street would be in a special sales tax zone.

Those living within walking distance of the streetcar would also have special assessments on their properties to determine how much they would be taxed.

The vote, however, will be focused on forming the special taxing district.

People can request an application at the Jackson County Court House or online.

The mail-in ballot applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Ballots will be mailed to residents on June 20 and are due back August 1.

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