A judge ruled last week that several Kansas City, Mo. business owners behind a lawsuit challenging the legality of the funding mechanism for the city’s proposed $102 million, two-mile downtown streetcar line don’t have to file a bond to proceed with their appeal.

The city had asked the appeals court to require the plaintiffs to post a $20 million bond before their appeal could proceed. The city has argued that the project’s delay could drive up costs and risks an increase in interest rates on planning borrowing.

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