PUBLIC LAW 89-599-SEPT. 21, 1966
Public Law 89-599 September 21, 1966 [S. 3051]
MissouriKansas interstate compact.
AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the compact between Missouri and Kansas creating the Kansas City Area Transportation District and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, subject to the provisions of section 2 of this Act, the Congress consents to the compact between the States of Missouri and Kansas which reads as follows: "COMPACT B E T W E E N M I S S O U R I A N D K A N S A S C R E A T ING THE KANSAS CITY AREA TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT AND THE KANSAS CITY AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY. "The States of Missouri and Kansas solemnly agree: "ARTICLE
"They agree to and pledge, each to the other, faithful cooperation in the future planning and development of the Kansas City Area Transportation District, holding in high trust for the benefit of its people and of the Nation, the special blessings and natural advantages thereof. "ARTICLE II.
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"To that end, the two States create a district to be known as the Kansas City Area Transportation District (hereinafter referred to as 'The District'), which shall embrace the following territory: The Counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte in Missouri, and the Counties of Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte in Kansas. "ARTICLE
"There is created the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority of the Kansas City Area Transportation District (hereinafter referred to as the 'Authority'), which shall be a body corporate and politic and a political subdivision of the States of Missouri and Kansas. "The Authority shall have the following powers: "(1) To acquire by gift, purchase or lease and to plan, construct, operate and maintain, or to lease to others for operation and maintenance, passenger transportation systems and facilities, either upon, above or below the ground. "(2) To charge and collect fees and rents for use of the facilities owned or operated by it. "(3) To contract and to be contracted with, and to sue and to be sued. "(4) To receive for its lawful activities any contributions or moneys appropriated by municipalities, counties, or by the Federal Government or any agency or officer thereof or from any other source. "(5) To disburse funds for its lawful activities and fix salaries and wages of its officers and employees. "(6) To borrow money for the acquisition, planning, construction, equipping, operation, maintenance, repair, extension, and improvement of any facility which it has the power to own or