Streetcar Authority

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) is a not-for-profit organization formed for the purpose of managing, operating, and maintaining the streetcar once it is operational. In addition to overseeing streetcar operations, the KCSA supports system branding, marketing, public communication, and community engagement.


While the KCSA is a separate entity, it works closely with the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the downtown Transportation Development District (TDD) to coordinate service development and long-term management of the streetcar.

The day-to-day functions of the KCSA are managed by its executive director, Tom Gerend, with oversight from the Board of Directors.

City Ordinance 140433 also establishes the general rules of conduct for when riding or interacting with a streetcar vehicle. Read more about these rules of conduct here.


For more information about the KCSA, please contact:

Ebony Jackson, Administrative Assistant, Kansas City Streetcar Authority

Donna Mandelbaum, Communications, Kansas City Streetcar Authority

Executive Director

Tom Gerend, KC Streetcar Authority


The Kansas City Streetcar Authority announced new executive officers at its January 2016 meeting. The board has a new chair, new vice chair, treasurer and secretary. In addition, the KC Streetcar Authority awarded the title of Chairman Emeritus to Tom Trabon, the creator and founding chair of the KC Streetcar Authority.


Mike Hagedorn, President and CEO of UMB Bank, was elected chairman of the KC Streetcar Authority; he previously served as the interim chairman as well as the vice chairman of the board. Susan Ford Robertson, Owner and CEO with the Robertson Law Group, was elected to be the vice chair of the board. Susan previously served as secretary. Jon Copaken, Principal with Copaken Brooks, was elected as treasurer and Teri Rogers, Owner and CEO of Hint, was elected as secretary.


Board of Directors

Tom Trabon- Chairman Emeritus
Trabon Consulting

Mike Hagedorn, Chair
UMB Bank

Susan Ford Robertson, Vice Chair
The Robertson Law Group

Jon Copaken, Treasurer
Copaken Brooks

Teri Rogers, Secretary

Nick Benjamin
KC Power & Light District

David Johnson
Jim Miller
DST Realty

Public Directors

Michael Collins
Port Authority of KC

Russ Johnson

Liz Serpa-Flook
KC Power & Light District

TDD Directors

Jeff Krum
Boulevard Brewing Co.

Matt Staub


Here is a map of the downtown Downtown TDD MapTransportation Development District boundary.