KC Light Rail Gains 'Heavy Hitters' Support

In a switch, Kansas City VIPs back Chastain's concept, if not the voter-approved details.

Published: 01-Jan-2007

Influential business and civic leaders are lining up behind Kansas City’s light rail initiative in what is being described as a "sea change" in attitude inspired by voters.

"The people have spoken, and we shouldn’t take that lightly," said Mark Ernst, chairman of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City.

"We are looking to be supportive of whatever process emerges and waiting for the city to resolve how it will proceed."

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