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Streetcar operating southbound on Main Street in the Power and Light District.

Streetcar/Light Rail
Northern Extension Study
set to begin soon

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC),
the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the city of Kansas City, Mo., and Jackson County, Mo., created a partnership in 2010 to study and identify opportunities for a downtown streetcar and Jackson County commuter rail transit services. In 2012, these efforts resulted in the adoption of the Downtown Streetcar project as a locally preferred alternative in our region’s long range transportation plan. The city of Kansas City, Mo., has continued to lead efforts to contract streetcar project engineering, secure project financing, initiate construction and coordinate other supporting activities.

The Streetcar/Light Rail Northern Extension Study will build on past work and seek to identify the locally preferred alternative for extending the streetcar line from the River Market district into North Kansas City, Mo., including a crossing of the Missouri River. 

The Northern Extension Study is funded and initiated by the cities of Kansas City, Mo., and North Kansas City, Mo.; MARC; and the Missouri Department of Transportation. The study is supported by a consultant team that includes HDR, Inc., HNTB and BNIM Architects.

Stay informed about the Northern Extension Study:

Streetcar operating southbound on Main Street in the Power and Light District.

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Stay informed about
the Kansas City
Downtown Streetcar

The KC Streetcar is scheduled
to become operational in the
summer of 2015 in downtown
Kansas City, Mo. It will operate a
two-mile north-south route — approximately a four-mile round
trip — on city streets that will connect the River Market area to the
Crown Center/Union Station area.
The streetcar will also serve the central
business district ("working home" to some 65,000 employees), the Crossroads Arts District
and the Power and Light District. The route will run primarily on Main Street.

Stay up to date on KC Streetcar issues:

  • Join the KC SmartMoves News list, where we will send out topical information about streetcar activities and progress.

  • Visit, where can read the periodic newsletter, view the streetcar route, review their public survey information and more.
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TIGER Episode 9:
TIGER progess report

This video shows progress all over the region on projects that use TIGER funds — some changes can
be seen, some changes can be measured and some changes are still underway.

More TIGER videos


Transit service recommendations for I-70 and Rock Island corridor

Tier 2 evaluation of transit service options for U.S. 71/Bruce R. Watkins corridor

What’s next for transit along the I-70, Rock Island and U.S. 71 corridors?

Around 100 people attended an interactive open house on Nov. 27, 2012, at River Market Event Place to learn about recommendations for enhancing transit service in the I-70 and Rock Island corridors in Jackson County. The study team also sought feedback on the most recent analysis on transit service options for the U.S. 71/Bruce R. Watkins corridor.

Plus, there were additional info stations about the downtown streetcar project and bicycle/pedestrian facility investments. Prizes and giveaways were provided by generous area River Market businesses.

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U.S. 71 corridor study considers transit-oriented development options

U.S. 71 Transit StudyThe U.S. 71 Transit Study team is working with staff from communities along the U.S. 71 Highway/Bruce R. Watkins Drive corridor to identify transit-oriented development and multimodal connection opportunities at potential station areas. This corridor runs between downtown Kansas City and Grandview in Jackson County, Mo.

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KC region studying commuter transit options for eastern corridors

U.S. 71 Transit Study logoA study underway since last year is looking at ways to expand transit service for commuters on the Interstate 70 east and Rock Island commuter corridors, connecting downtown Kansas City, Mo., to growing suburban communities. Partners include the Mid-America Regional Council, Jackson County, Mo.; Kansas City, Mo.; and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. Project update

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