Streetcar Extension Plan Fails to Make FY 2020 Federal Budget Cut

By Kevin Collison The planned extension of the streetcar from downtown to UMKC failed to make the funding cut in the proposed new federal budget,...

Streetcar Extension Plan Wins Key Support From Federal Agency

By Kevin Collison Federal transit officials have rated the Kansas City Streetcar Authority's $151.6 million funding application "medium high," a vital step toward building the...

Streetcar Voices: Downtown Riders Tell It Like It Is

By Brian McTavish The Kansas City Streetcar has provided free transportation to more than 5.5 million riders since opening in May 2016. But the reasons...

Plans Underway to Reconnect Walnut Street Through City Market

By Kevin Collison The city is planning to reopen Walnut Street to traffic through the City Market on weekdays, reconnecting the original street grid with...

Proposed Pedestrian/Bicycle Span to Downtown Riverfront Well-Received

By Kevin Collison The latest design for a proposed bicycle/pedestrian bridge to Berkley Riverfront Park was warmly received last week but people will have to...

Streetcar Ridership Up 2.6 Percent Last Year, Fed Shutdown May Delay Word on...

By Kevin Collison The Kansas City streetcar rolled out of 2018 with ridership up 2.6 percent over the previous year and looking for signals early...

Safety Campaign Warns Scooters and Smartphones Don’t Mix

First it was avoiding streetcar rails, now a new safety program has been launched by Bird and AT&T to discourage electric scooter riders from...

Streetcar Keeps Rolling Toward Riverfront Without Federal Help

By Kevin Collison A multi-modal plan to extend the streetcar line to the riverfront, including a new concept to build a separate bicycle/pedestrian bridge next...

Shared E-Bikes Rolling Into Downtown Soon, KC Among Nation’s First

By Kevin Collison E-bikes are scheduled to begin rolling into greater downtown by Christmas, making Kansas City one of only a handful of North American...

KCATA Hopes New Transit Center Will Spur East Village Redevelopment

By Kevin Collison The groundbreaking for the $5 million East Village Transit Center at 12th and Charlotte is being viewed partly as a catalyst to...