Better Block KC Tames Oak Street in Crossroads

By Kevin Collison A stretch of Oak Street in the Crossroads will be a lot chiller through Oct. 27 thanks to Better Block KC, a...

City Market Begins Charging for Workday Parking March 1

By Kevin Collison The City Market will end free parking during work hours starting March 1, eliminating what had evolved to become an informal park-and-ride...

New KC Streetcar Rolls Into Town, Ridership Breaks 6 Million

By Kevin Collison The Kansas City Streetcar Authority got a belated present for its third birthday Monday morning, a shiny new vehicle fresh from Spain...

KC Streetcar Celebrates 2 Millionth Rider and First Birthday This Saturday

By Kevin Collison The Kansas City streetcar celebrates its first birthday Saturday at Union Station and is expected to host its two-millionth rider either late...

Well-Known Westport Merchants Opposing Streetcar Expansion Plan

By Kevin Collison Several prominent Westport merchants have come out against the proposed streetcar extension from downtown to UMKC, apparently believing it won't deliver enough...

Promise of Streetcar Expansion Prompts Developers to Pursue $16.3 Million Apartment Project on Main...

By Kevin Collison The hoped-for expansion of the streetcar route to UMKC on Main Street has prompted a new apartment proposal for a vacant lot...

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...

New Survey: Streetcar No Toy, It’s More Little Engine That Could

A new survey of streetcar ridership dispenses with one myth suggested by its critics--it's not being used as a free amusement park ride. Ninety percent...

Port KC Kicks Off New Marketing Effort for Downtown Kansas City Riverfront

By Kevin Collison The Port Authority of Kansas City is making a renewed effort to promote development on the downtown riverfront, seeking to capitalize on...

New Downtown Bus Shelters to Offer More Amenities, Relieve Congestion

(Updated Aug. 24 with work schedule: Work is expected to begin Monday, Aug. 27 at 12th and Grand, and on Monday, Sept. 10 at...