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KCI, Lambert make Trump priority lists for national infrastructure projects



Kansas City International Airport and the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport show up among 50 major infrastructure projects on a national priority list compiled by Donald Trump’s presidential transition team, according to documents obtained by The Kansas City Star and a sister McClatchy newspaper.

KCI, which is described as a $972 million project leading to 1,000 jobs, is No. 26 on a list titled “Emergency & National Security Projects.” In St. Louis, the infrastructure project is described as an international air-cargo facility that Bi-National Gateway Terminal LLC plans to build on 49 acres.

A senior congressional aide, reached by McClatchy’s news bureau in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, confirmed the authenticity of the document obtained by The Star. Attempts to reach the White House were not immediately successful.

The aide said the document was put together with input from governors offices around the country. Missouri backed Trump with 56 percent of the vote.

KCI and Lambert are two of three airport projects on the Trump transition team’s document. The other is an expansion of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Kansas City and St. Louis airports are the only Missouri infrastructure projects on the list.

Read more: Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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