KC Streetcar Authority Launches Southern Extension Planning

On April 6, the KC Streetcar Authority, in partnership with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, issued a Request for Proposals for Design Services to extend the streetcar line south from Union Station to the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).


Click here for the full Request for Proposals for Professional Design Services for KC Streetcar Southern Extension.  Proposals from qualified firms are due to the KC Streetcar Authority at 2:00 p.m. on May 2, 2017.


The KC Streetcar Southern Extension Technical Services will build upon the downtown streetcar service and will support work required to further develop and advance the southern extension towards UMKC.


The KC Streetcar Southern Extension will focus on following:

  • Data collection (utilities, current conditions, etc.)
  • Refining alignment details (curb-running / center-running)
  • Station stop locations and terminus configuration
  • Plan for coordinated regional transit service integration and improvement
  • Updated Cost Estimates
  • Initiation of federal funding process


The primary study area for this effort extends from downtown Kansas City and Union Station, south to UMKC in the vicinity of 51st and Brookside Boulevard.  The study area is generally bounded on the west by Broadway Boulevard and on the east Gillham Road.


KC Streetcar Southern Extension Proposed Transportation Development District