Mayor Applauds Streetcar Extension Plan, ‘Prays’ Washington Favors Funding Request

By Kevin Collison The proposed streetcar extension from downtown to UMKC got strong backing from Mayor Sly James Wednesday, but he's skeptical about its short-term...

Tenth and Main Transit Center Closing, Opening Opportunities in Heart of Downtown

By Kevin Collison The congested bus transit center at Tenth and Main is scheduled to be closed within two years, opening up space for a...

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...

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...

City Teaming with KCP&L to Provide Free On-Street Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Downtown

Three new on-street charging stations for electric vehicles are coming online in downtown, an expansion of a program sponsored by Kansas City Power &...

Voters Overwhelming Approve Local Funding to Extend Streetcar to UMKC, Next Stop Washington

By Kim Mueller Kansas City voters living within the Main Street Transportation Development District (TDD) overwhelming approved local funding needed to extend the streetcar route...

New Buck O’Neil Bridge Repair Plan Keeps Span Open to Northbound Traffic, Buys Time...

By Kevin Collison In a big breakthrough for downtown commuters, state highway and city officials have come up with an interim repair plan that avoids...

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...

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...

Plan to Tame Crossroads Stretch of Oak Street with Diagonal Parking Delayed Until Spring

By Kevin Collison Oak Street through the Crossroads District of downtown sometimes can be a speedway, the worse incident perhaps occurring in late 2014 when...