The KC Streetcar Main Street Extension project team held a public meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 4:30 – 6:30pm at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church.
If you missed the February 2019 public meeting, click here for the plot map of the entire Main Street Extension.
September 11, 2018
The KC Streetcar project team recently applied for federal funding for the Main Street Extension to University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), marking a crucial step in moving the street extension project towards construction.
Late last week, the KC Streetcar project team, consisting of the KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA), the KC Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), and the City of Kansas City, MO (KCMO), submitted the formal application to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the New Starts Capital Investment Grants Program, seeking $151 million dollars in federal funding and inclusion in the federal 2020-year budget to support the estimated $316 million-dollar project.
The New Starts grant program funds transit capital investments including heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, streetcars and bus rapid transit systems. Both federal and local funding are needed to move this project into design and construction. Local funding was approved by the voters in the establishment of the Main Street Rail Transportation Development District (TDD).
Read more about the CIG New Starts federal funding process here. Click the below links to review sections of the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension to UMKC New Starts Grant Application:
August 20, 2018
The KC Streetcar project team, consisting of the KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA), the KC Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the City of Kansas City, MO (KCMO), and the consultant team led by HDR, Inc., has continued to advance the project planning for the Main Street Extension to UMKC, including work to refine streetcar stop locations, track alignments, and coordinated transit connections. Based on the technical analyses, public feedback, and detailed evaluation of the merits of each lane placement, or track alignment (outside-running vs. center-running), the project team will be advancing the outside-running alternative into the next phase of detailed project design. More information about the process can be found here. Click here for the full KC Streetcar Main Street Extension Track Alignment Analysis.
June 6, 2018
The KC Streetcar project team held the second public meeting for the Main Street Extension to UMKC on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Midtown. The materials presented are below:
- Purpose & Need
- Benefits of the Downtown KC Streetcar
- Project Goals
- Project Lifecycle
- Transit Connections & Modifications
- Station Stop Locations
- Data-Driven Process Explained
- *Best-Lane Matrix: Center Running & Outside Running Characteristics
- *Track Alignment: Outside Running Alternative
- *Track Alignment: Center Running Alternative
*=New information provided at Public Meeting