Kansas City (Missouri) Street Car’s $351 million Main Street Extension Project is taking a major step forward.
KC Streetcar Authority
KC Streetcar ridership continued to grow steadily in 2018, including its best-ever one-day total since opening in 2016.
The fare-free KC Streetcar recently logged its 5 millionth ride in less than 2-1/2 years of service.
The KC Streetcar recently applied for $151 million in federal funding for its planned Main Street Extension to University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Two years on, Kansas City continues to be one of the better stories in new U.S. streetcar transit development.
Federal regulators have approved a major step forward for development of a planned expansion of the streetcar system in Kansas City.
In Kansas City, Mo., the two-mile, $102 million KC Streetcar (also know as RideKC Streetcar) will begin revenue service May 6, 2016. It operates through the heart of downtown, connecting the city’s River Market; Central Business District; Crossroads Arts District, Union Station and Crown Center neighborhoods.
In time for the arrival of the first Urbos 3 streetcar from CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), the KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA) has entered into an operations and maintenance contract with Saint Joseph, Mo.-based Herzog Transit Services Inc. (HTSI) for the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar.