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Thanks to the Kansas City Star for this video of our Streetcar test run with those who use wheelchairs, service animals and those with visual impairments.
Along with the KCATA, the Kansas City Streetcar Authority’s primary goal is to unify KC metro through a multi-modal transportation system. Included in this long-term strategic vision is the expansion of paratransit services.
The KC Streetcar offers 100% level boarding at all of its stops. This means that we are wheelchair, bike, stroller and “anything with wheels” friendly. Those looking for level boarding should board at the middle doors of the streetcar.
The KC Streetcar is free to ride from Union Station to the River Market and all the stops along the way.
Three of the KC Streetcar stops are shared with the RideKC buses: Union Station; Crossroads (19th & Main) and River Market North (3rd & Grand). This means that if you are traveling on the RideKC bus, you can transfer for free to the KC Streetcar at any of these locations.
The KC Streetcar stops also share stops with B-cycle transit. At Union Station; Metro Stop (10th & Main); and River Market North (3rd & Grand) riders can rent a bicycle when they disembark from the KC Streetcar OR ride a B-cycle to one of those locations and hop on the KC Streetcar.
The KC Streetcar Authority and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) provide a door-to-door service known as “share a fare.” Eligibile riders are able to ride at no expense to themselves within the streetcar’s service area for those who accompany riders that cannot use the streetcar service independently due to a disability.
Paratransit is available to those who meet certain qualifications. To apply for paratransit service from RideKC, apply online or download a printable application.
For questions about how to apply for and use the services please call (816) 842-9070, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
In the event of a service outage of any given length, the KC Streetcar Authority along with RideKC Transit (KCATA) will provide auxiliary bus services to riders within the service area of the streetcar free of charge. It is our goal to always provide seamless and available service to RideKC passengers regardless of any challenges.
Whenever you need translation assistance, simply call one number. The RideKC Regional Call Center can connect you to an interpreter who can translate information and questions you may have in more than 50 different languages, everything from Spanish to Chinese to Vietnamese to Swahili. The call center can be reached at 816-221-0660. The interpretive service is available 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.