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Sanders to discuss commuter rail at Central Exchange

This is the item to break our months-long silence: Jackson County CEO Mike Sanders will present his Regional Rail Plan to the Central Exchange on Jan. 26. Members attend for free, non-members pay $30. And yes, men are very much welcome to attend.

We haven’t heard a peep out of Sanders since he unveiled his plan to a surprised media way back in October. It was well over a month before any information even appeared on the Jackson County website (don’t let that date stamp fool you). The description for next week’s event still maintains that stimulus money is being sought to pay for construction, even though all stimulus deadlines related to transit have already passed and it’s not a given that a new jobs bill will include transit funding (assuming such a bill even passes, considering the results of this week’s special election in Massachusetts).

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  1. ron mclinden January 22nd, 2010 10:46 pm

    my advice to mr sanders would be to avoid further public statements in support of the concept until a current marc study determines whether it’s even feasible.

  2. [...] Jackson talking to Central Exchange about commuter rail tomorrow [...]

  3. northlander January 25th, 2010 5:17 pm

    With this Idea for light rail during these times of high unemployment it will be a great idea to have yet another tax for the people of Jackson County.This will be on top of the Stadium Tax,earnings tax Police&Fire.water&sewer, 1% capital improvements tax,tax for the special clean-up crews downtown,and special TIF money.Wonder if the middle class people have anything left over after they get a pay check in Jackson County
    Only how will they keep Light Rail going after they build it? KCMO will only go more in the RED and lose more city services,and more emplyees