Transportaion


Builder Groups Issue Call for More Infrastructure Funding in Missouri

Years of recovery in the construction sector have benefitted residential and commercial building projects, but in terms of public infrastructure, Missouri in general--and Kansas City in particular--are among the states and metro areas with the biggest construction job losses over… more

J.D. Power Ranks KCI “About Average”

With all the talk about the need for a new "front door" for Kansas City--in the form of a single-terminal construct at KCI--and the countering claims that the airport's convenience factor vastly outweighs the need for change, J.D. Power release… more

Planning Begins for KC Streetcar Extension

With last week's voter authorization giving them them the green light, area transit officials issued formal notice today that planning is starting for an extenstion of the Downtown streetcar, south to the Country Club Plaza and the University of Missouri-Kansas… more

Local Firms Form KCI Design Team

The drive to bring a single-terminal configuration to Kansas City International Airport took on additional business-civic overtones today as five prominent design firms from the region were introduced as partners for the proposal put forward in the spring by Burns… more

City Sets Hearings on KCI Funding Plan

Kansas City officials today announced that a proposal to use private financing for a new single-terminal system at Kansas City International Airport would be aired in a pair of public hearings this week. The $1 billion financing proposal put forth… more

James Says Burns & McDonnell Will Finance New Single-Terminal Design at KCI

With an additional shoe provided by Burns & McDonnell, Mayor Sly James has kicked the legs out from under arguments that the city can't afford a new single-terminal design replace the existing structure of Kansas City International Airport. The engineering… more

Ottensmeyer Tabbed for Bilateral Talks

The U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue has turned to Patrick Ottensmeyer, president and CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway, to lead a strategic trade initiatives working group, aimed at advancing the relationship between the two nations by recommending private sector solutions to… more

$10.5 Million Lee’s Summit Road Project Completed

This Friday, December 16, Kansas City and Lee’s Summit representatives will gather at Lee’s Summit Airport for a ribbon-cutting, celebrating the completion of a $10.5 million improvement project long Lee’s Summit Road, which connects Kansas City to the Lee’s Summit… more

CVS Chooses Kansas City as Midwest Distribution Center

Kansas City’s growing reputation as a vital distribution hub at the center of the United States received further burnishing today, when The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) announced that CVS Pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, will build a 762,000-sq.-ft.… more

Jobs Up, Unemployment Down in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Economic Development released seasonally adjusted data today, indicating that Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 1,900 jobs in November, reaching a new record state-high of 2,842,200 jobs. The month’s employment increase was in addition to the… more