Yael Abouhalkah, from The Star, said it very simply and well:
"Mayor Sly James, other city officials and streetcar enthusiasts are understandably ecstatic today about a judge’s order that upholds creation of the streetcar funding district.
Yes, it’s a potentially positive step for the city and its efforts to improve KC’s pathetic mass transit situation.
But even if voters uphold formation of the transportation funding district - with higher property and sales taxes - two more things still have to happen before streetcars have a remote chance of running down the streets.
The single most important element would be federal approval for $25 million in U.S. funds to help build the line."
Face it. It's just not going to happen.
Now, the downtown hotel?
Doubtful, at least.