Riverfront Extension


The KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension project will extend the mobility and economic development benefits of the Kansas City Streetcar to a long-dormant area near downtown – catalyzing economic development and job creation. Click here to learn more about the team’s efforts to apply for the 2020 Build Grant funding.



UPDATE: January 2019

There was a public meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at The Union to learn more about the proposed KC Streetcar route and the addition of Ride KC Bus connections and new bicycle and pedestrian connections.  


Click here for the information shared at the public meeting.

The contract team led by Burns & McDonnell issued this report in August 2017 to the KCSA, KCATA & Port KC on the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension & Multi-modal Feasibility Study.


Please click this link for a fact sheet about the study.


Please click this link for the informational boards presented at the May 31, 2017 Public Meeting.


The KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension Feasibly Study consisted of:

  • Purpose and Need of Extension
  • Extension Alignment and Configuration
  • Operational Strategies
  • Capital and Operator Costs
  • Financial Feasibility
  • Public Participation and Input


The KC Streetcar Authority, along with Port KC and the KCATA, performed a study to assess general feasibility, potential, and merit for northern extension of KC Streetcar to connect to Berkley Riverfront Park. Beyond the KC Streetcar, the feasibility study looked at all transit options to connect downtown to the Riverfront including biking, walking and on-demand transit. The Kansas City Streetcar Authority, Port KC and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) serve as partners on this preliminary study.









Berkley Riverfront Park is adjacent to downtown Kansas City and the existing downtown Kansas City Streetcar starter-line. The Riverfront district has long been planned for improvement and redevelopment but has been hindered by limited access due to topography, railroad tracks, and constrained transportation connections despite its close proximity (1/2 mile from current route).


A northern streetcar extension would link the downtown core at 3rd and Grand directly to our historic riverfront, providing valuable recreation and quality of life benefits, and serving as a catalyst for activating, densifying, and expediting development plans currently underway.