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Todd Ehlert and Brett Randol secure federal court victory allowing Kansas City Streetcar expansion project to continue

By September 13, 2022September 14th, 2022Client Results

Kansas City, Mo. – September 14, 2022:  Rouse Frets White Goss attorneys, Todd Ehlert and Brett Randol, joined Eric Poggemiller as counsel in representing the City of Kansas City, Missouri in defeating an effort filed in federal court to enjoin the expansion of the Kansas City Streetcar.

A contract bidder for the project brought suit against the City in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri seeking an injunction stopping the award of a critical contract in the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar Expansion Project.  The case focused on application of federal and state procurement laws governing the expansion.  After extensive briefing and a 7 hour evidentiary hearing, the District Court granted the City’s motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction thereby permitting the project to proceed.

The expansion project will extend the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar 3.6 miles south from Union Station to the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

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