It’s About To Get Rail


The time is finally here for the official construction of the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension.

WHAT: KC Streetcar Main Street Extension Groundbreaking Ceremony and Rail Signing Event

WHEN: 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2022

WHERE: Southwest corner of Pershing Road and Main Street (across from Union Station). This is an outdoor public event. Transportation is available by KC Streetcar and RideKC bus. Paid parking is available in the Union Station parking garage.

WHO: Special guests include Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Nuria Fernandez, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, KC Streetcar Authority Executive Director Tom Gerend, UMKC Chancellor Dr. C. Mauli Agrawal, and Bruce Marinchek, Senior Vice President of National Construction for Herzog Transit.

Other festivities include a ceremonial rail signing of Main Street Extension track and entertainment provided by the UMKC Conservatory.

After years of planning, designing and community outreach, construction for this $351 million transportation project is ready to begin. The KC Streetcar Main Street Extension is a 3.5-mile extension of the KC Streetcar System that will connect the current southern terminus at Union Station to the University of Missouri – Kansas City at 51st Street and Brookside Boulevard. The extension is fully funded with federal Capital Investment Grant funds and new local funding approved through the Transportation Development District.

The construction of the project is estimated to take two and a half years with passengers ready to ride in 2025. Construction is being led by the KC Streetcar Constructors, a joint venture between Herzog Contracting Corp. and Stacy and Witbeck, and supported by Burns & McDonnell and JE Dunn Construction. The project is overseen by the joint partnership of the City of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO), the KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA) and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA).

For more information about the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension construction, please visit or email the KC Streetcar Constructors at