KC 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 as well as planning for future streetcar extensions. 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 KC Area Transportation Authority.   The day-to-day functions of the KCSA are managed by its staff with oversight from the Board of Directors.


For more information about the KCSA, please contact:

Ebony Jackson
Office Administrator, Kansas City Streetcar Authority ejackson@kcstreetcar.org

Donna Mandelbaum
Communications Director, Kansas City Streetcar Authority dmandelbaum@kcstreetcar.org

Executive Director Tom Gerend 
KC Streetcar Authority tgerend@kcstreetcar.org


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.



Board of Directors

  • Michael Collins, Chair (JE Dunn)
  • Jon Copaken, Treasurer (Copaken Brooks)
  • Jan Marcason, Secretary (Olsson Associations/Greater KC Chamber of Commerce)
  • Susan Ford Robertson (The Robertson Law Group)
  • George Guastello (Union Station)
  • David Johnson (KCATA)
  • Edward Merriman (Americo/DST)
  • Jason Swords (Sunflower Development Group)
  • Jon Stephens (Port Authority of KC)
  • Russ Johnson
  • Matt Staub (Proxima, LLC.)
  • Stacey Paine (Crown Center Redevelopment Corp.)
  • Lynn Carlton (HOK)

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