Light rail linked to economic growth

Light rail: It's not just a way to get around.

Supporters of the upcoming Kansas City vote say it's so much more than that. It's also a path to more jobs, higher property values and a juicier tax base.

It's an easy claim to make when you look at all the development cropping up near rail lines across the country. Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., and Charlotte, N.C., all boast big development numbers that make light rail look attractive

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