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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, safety oversight, public communication, and community engagement.
The KCSA Executive Board meets on the last Thursday of the month, from 12pm-1pm. These meetings are open to the public.
The next KCSA Executive Board meeting is on May 26, 2016 at 12pm at the Singleton Yard at 600 East 3rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Click here for the meeting agenda.
The KCSA Operations Committee meets monthly to discuss operational, testing and traffic/parking issues for the KC Streetcar. These meetings are open to the public and generally held at the Kite Singleton Vehicle Maintenance Facility at 600 East 3rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The last KCSA Operations Committee meeting was May 12, 2016 at 11:30am. The next KCSA Operations Committee meeting is on June 9, 2016 at 11:30am.
The KCSA Marketing Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month to discuss communications, marketing, promotions and advertising opportunities for the KC Streetcar. These meetings are open to the public and generally held at the Kite Singleton Vehicle Maintenance Facility at 600 East 3rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The next KCSA Marketing Committee meeting has not been scheduled for the month of May yet.
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
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
Mike Hagedorn, Chair
Susan Ford Robertson, Vice Chair
The Robertson Law Group
Jon Copaken, Treasurer
Teri Rogers, Secretary
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