Kansas City’s second streetcar is on its way from the East Coast.
On Friday, it left the CAF manufacturing plant in Elmira, N.Y., carried on the back of a large flatbed truck. But it didn’t make it out of New York state by the end of the workday.
Because of New York’s rules, the delivery truck now can’t leave the state until Monday morning. So the multistate road trip will begin then.
If all goes as planned, Kansas City officials said, the streetcar could arrive Wednesday afternoon or sometime Thursday.
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Kansas City’s first streetcar arrived Nov. 2 and already has had several trial runs on the 2-mile downtown route from River Market to Union Station.
The city is awaiting more information on when the third and fourth vehicles will be ready for delivery. The streetcar operation requires months of checks and testing before it begin carrying passengers. The city hopes to begin operation of the streetcars in the spring.