Track Access

A KC Streetcar Track Access Permit is required in order to develop a work zone area within a minimum 10-foot reach of a streetcar track, overhead contact wire, or safety envelope OR work that may impact the KC Streetcar systems’ operation. This permit will likely require a traffic control permit submitted. Consult the Streetcar Regulation Manual for more detail.


The Track Access Permit must be completed online through CompassKC. Track Access Permits are valid for seven (7) days and a copy of the approved permit must be present at worksites.


Fees associated with power down, flagging, and safety training are managed outside of CompassKC. These fees are billed and collected separately by Herzog Transit, the operations contractor for the KC Streetcar. Power Down Fees will be approximately $1,384 per power down. Advanced payment is required for all fees.


Track Access Certification


If this is your first time working around the streetcar tracks or wires, you are required to go through a 30-minute Track Access Training. Training provides an understanding of how to establish a work zone safely and results in a 2-Year Track Access Certification for all attendees. You must recertify after two years by attending Track Access Training.


Complimentary training is held at 8:00 am the first Wednesday of each month.  These sessions are offered without charge to contractors however trainings that take place outside of the 1st Wednesdays of every month will have a fee of $477.62. Classes are limited to 20 individuals per training.


To schedule your attendance at Track Access Training, please contact Wes McLaughlin at or 816.627.2516.


Work Hours

Please note that work must be performed outside of the Streetcar Hours of Operation, if possible. Starting January 23, 2023, the following time frames are available for the coordination of your work.

  • Monday: 1:00 am – 5:00 am
  • Tuesday: 1:00 am – 5:00 am
  • Wednesday: 1:00 am – 5:00 am
  • Thursday: 2:00 am – 5:00 am
  • Friday: 2:00 am – 5:00 am
  • Saturday: 2:00 am – 6:00 am
  • Sunday: 2:00 am – 6:00 am

Contact Information


KC Streetcar Overhead Contact Wires

This video is a guideline for anyone preparing to do any type of work near the KC Streetcar tracks. It covers the dangers of coming into contact with the Streetcar’s overhead wires, the permit you need before starting any work, and what you can do to avoid injury.