Forget about "light rail".
Shit, we had regional light rail in the 20's and 30's. It was called the Inter Urban.
Light rail is a step backwards. By damn near a century!
If Kansas City really wants to move into the 21st century, Personal Rapid Transit is the way to go. It combines all of the best elements of our car culture with the efficiencies of mass transit.
Until The Gummint releases all of that alien technology at Area 51 and starts handing out the Jet Packs
(without the apparent ass-searing and dry-cleaning side effects)
and Flying Cars
we've been promised for the past 70 fucking years, PRT is the most futuristic and efficient form of transportation at our disposal.
But the very best thing about PRT is that Clay Chastain is not involved in any way, shape or form.