Pittsburg To Decide On Accepting Grant for trail

By: AP
By: AP

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP)-- Pittsburg officials will decide next week if they will accept a state transportation department grant worth more than $650,000 to build a proposed trail that has drawn opposition.

The Joplin Globe reports the trail would also be funded by about $250,000 in private donations. Some homeowners who live near the trail's planned location oppose the project.

The Pittsburg City Commission will decide Tuesday whether it will take the $656,000 grant.

A Kansas transportation department official says it would be rare if the city declined it. Pittsburg was one of 20 chosen for it.

The transportation department said it received $50 million worth of requests for grants from the transportation alternatives program. The department has about $11 million in available funding for that program.

Posted by Greg Palmer

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