Thursday, August 27, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church
2801 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri
A piper will pipe, clergy will process, policy makers will listen, ordinary citizens will tell their stories and we will all pray for a new transportation policy that transcends the boundaries of race and poverty to bring equity to our bi-state metro region.
Over three hundred residents from across the bi-state metro area are expected to attend this important MORE2 sponsored public transit summit. Policy makers slated to attend the event include: U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, representing Missouri; staff persons from Senator Pat Roberts’, Senator Sam Brownback’s and Representative Dennis Moore’s offices representing Kansas.
Greater Kansas City has hundreds of miles of roads that intersect our bi-state municipalities. To some these highways serve as connecting paths from one point to another; to others they are concrete canyons that garrison them within their impoverished neighborhoods; to others they are obstacles to be conquered on the way to mastering the public transit system. The impact of urban sprawl and the far flung communities of our metropolitan area, make the new transportation bill a major concern to the future of Greater Kansas City.
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