KC Streetcar Wins Community Partner Award

On August 16, the Kansas City Streetcar Authority was honored at the Kansas City Area Transit Authority’s Rosa Parks SPIRIT Awards Ceremony which celebrates individuals and organizations that, in the spirit of Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks, are making a difference in metro Kansas City and in public transit.


The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) received the Community Partner Award for commitment to working collaboratively and innovatively to improve the overall public transportation experience and the quality of life in the Kansas City region. The KCSA worked collaboratively with residents and businesses to return streetcar service to downtown after more than 50 years, while ensuring streetcar service is integrated with regional transit service and is part of the RideKC brand. Tom Gerend, executive director of the KCSA, received the award on behalf of the streetcar team.