Government & Politics

June 16, 2014

Tom Gerend named first executive director of Kansas City streetcar system

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority has named Tom Gerend as the first executive director of the new streetcar system. Gerend was the Mid-America Regional Council’s co-director of transportation planning.

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority has chosen a local transportation planner as the first executive director of the new streetcar system.

Tom Gerend has spent the past eight years leading regional transportation planning, including planning for the downtown streetcar starter line, with the Mid-America Regional Council.

Gerend begins his new position in mid-July.

Lynn Horsley, lhorsley@kcstar.com.

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