MPTA Education Series focuses on TDD Financing for Transit

MPTA announces its next Educational Series Event scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2018: TDD Financing for Transit in Kansas City, MO. Find out how the TDD funding mechanism played a key role in financing the successful KC Streetcar and how it might work in your community to finance transit.

The event will feature a panel of experts including Doug Stone (TDD Legal Counsel), David Johnson with the Kansas City RTA, and Tom Gerend, Executive Director of the KC Streetcar Authority.  Presentation highlights will include:


  1. The technical aspects of Missouri’s TDD legislation
  2. Project types that qualify for TDDs
  3. KC Streetcar’s analysis of funding options with the TDD
  4. KC Streetcar’s experience with the TDD
  5. Experience with legal challenges
  6. Considerations for further modification of the TDD Act


The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at The Catholic Diocese Offices in Downtown Kansas City

(Historic New York Life Building)

20 W 9th Street

Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Meeting in the Baum Room on the First Floor.

Parking is provided, access to the parking garage is on the east side of the building.


MPTA’s Educational Series was launched in 2016 in order to support MPTA’s individual and organizational members. The series features quarterly events focused on issues that transit providers and advocacy organizations encounter in the transit industry in Missouri. Special thanks to the KCRTA for their help on this installment.

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