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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
Tom Gerend, KC Streetcar Authority
In August 2016, two new members joined the KC Streetcar Authority Board: Jan Marcason, former 4th District City Councilmember and Jason Swords, principal with Sunflower Development Group. Michael Collins, Jeff Krum and Matt Staub also were reappointed to their positions on the KC Streetcar Authority Board.
In January 2016, the Kansas City Streetcar Authority awarded the title of Chairman Emeritus to Tom Trabon, the creator and founding chair of the KC Streetcar Authority.
Additionally, in January 2016, 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
The downtown KC Streetcar operating budget is comprised mostly of funds collected within the TDD. Those revenues include: