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. Permits expire after seven (7) days and a copy of the approved permit must be present at the worksite. Contact Brian Flynn with the City’s Permit Office for more information (Brian.Flynn@kcmo.org).

 

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 $1,500 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 at the Streetcar Annex Building at 114 Holmes Street, KCMO 64106. These sessions are offered without charge to interested contractors. This facility is adjacent to the Singleton Yard at 600 East 3rd Street. Other classes may be scheduled and made available for a fee.

 

To schedule your attendance at Track Access Training, please contact jnofsinger-smith@htsi.com

 

Hours of Operation

Please note that if you are scheduling or required to schedule work outside of the Streetcar Hours of Operation, the following times are available for the coordination of your work.

 

The current typical non-revenue shutdown time options are:

  • Monday: 12:00 am – 5:00 am
  • Tuesday: 1:00 am – 5:00 am
  • Wednesday: 1:00 am – 5:00 am
  • Thursday: 1:00 am – 5:00 am
  • Friday: 1:00 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.