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Kansas City is already gearing up for streetcar expansion vote

Kansas City transit supporters are gearing up for a streetcar expansion election, seeking to extend the streetcar route from downtown to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. This will be an unusual election process, beginning with a mail-in election. People living within the proposed streetcar expansion district can apply for a ballot now, and the actual election occurs this summer.

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KC streetcar will extend Sunday hours and plans to buy more vehicles

Ridership on Kansas City’s downtown streetcar is so robust on Sundays that the system will soon extend the service hours. And overall ridership is sufficient that the Streetcar Authority plans to buy two more vehicles, but it will probably take two years for them to arrive. Meanwhile, streetcar officials plan to celebrate the system’s first birthday May 6.

Government & Politics

KC voters will consider rival streetcar initiatives in August

Kansas City voters in August will consider two seemingly contradictory petition initiatives relating to the streetcar system. The City Council agreed Thursday to place Clay Chastain’s initiative for streetcar expansion on the August ballot. It also agreed to put a different petition on the ballot that seeks to prohibit any streetcar expansion without a citywide vote.

Videos

Nearly 60 years later, Kansas City streetcar is connecting downtown again

From 1870 to 1957 streetcars roamed Kansas City's streets. Now, there are only four KC streetcars but they're picking up where the old series left off.
Lynn Horsley The Kansas City Star
Nearly 60 years later, Kansas City streetcar is connecting downtown again 3:30

Nearly 60 years later, Kansas City streetcar is connecting downtown again

Mayor Sly James asserts 'the state of our city is strong' 4:13

Mayor Sly James asserts 'the state of our city is strong'

Broken water main halts Kansas City streetcar 0:36

Broken water main halts Kansas City streetcar

Fire in vacant downtown building briefly shuts down streetcar line 1:19

Fire in vacant downtown building briefly shuts down streetcar line