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,...

Dream of Reconnecting Downtown to Crossroads with Park Over South Loop Costs Much Less

By Kevin Collison A longtime dream to reconnect downtown with the Crossroads by decking the 1960s era South Loop trench may be closer to reality...

Downtown MAX Bus Rapid Transit Route Going Straight, Celebration This Sunday

The downtown MAX rapid transit line is going straight this Sunday after 12 years in operation. The Kansas City Transportation Authority is shifting the popular...

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...

Port KC Considers Extending Streetcar to Riverfront ‘High Priority,’ Backs Words with Funding, ‘With...

By Kevin Collison A proposed $30 million extension of the downtown streetcar to the Berkley Riverfront could substantially boost development opportunities and allow people to...

Final Local Push Underway to Extend Streetcar from Downtown to UMKC

By Kevin Collison The complex process required to extend the streetcar from downtown to the University of Missouri-Kansas City is nearing the end of the...

Councilwoman Says New Independent Poll Reveals “Tide Has Turned” in Support for New KCI...

By Kevin Collison Kansas City Councilwoman Jolie Justus, a key player in the city's effort to build a new airport terminal, said today an independent...

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...