Kansas City is a finalist for a $50 million transportation award

2 years 10 months 5 days ago Saturday, March 12 2016 Mar 12, 2016 Saturday, March 12, 2016 6:08:00 PM CST March 12, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation says Kansas City is among seven finalists for a $50 million award.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement Saturday that Kansas City is a finalist in the "Beyond Traffic, Smart City Challenge," which is intended to help mid-sized cities deal with changing transportation needs and plan innovative traffic approaches.

The Kansas City Star reports the federal government will allocate $40 million to one city, which also will be eligible to apply for $10 million from Vulcan Philanthropy to support the development of electric vehicles and other low-carbon strategies.

The other finalists are Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco. The winning city will be announced this summer.

The finalist cities will receive $100,000 to refine their proposals.

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