Streetcars operate 7 days a week, roughly with 10-15 minute headways. However, with heavy traffic and increased ridership, the wait times may be slightly longer. Both the KC Streetcar team, including the RideKC team members with the KCATA, and the Kansas City tech community have been working behind the scenes to bring streetcar location information not just to the streetcar stops but to your desktops and smart phones as well. So in addition to the digital display boards at the streetcar stops, which let passengers know when the next streetcar will arrive, you can now track the streetcar’s location when behind your computer or on your phone.
- CityPost by Smart City Media. This app provides hyper local information for the events happening downtown and the activities around your geographic location. It also provides streetcar information including safety videos, route map, hours of operation, streetcar location information and arrival estimates. This information uses data from GPS units installed inside the streetcars. KCityPost is available for iOS and Android phones.
APPLE iOS STORE: Search for “CityPost by Smart City Media” in the iTunes App store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/citypost/id1325532284?mt=8
GOOGLE PLAY STORE: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartmedia.citypost
- Local techie known on Twitter as @omnay, developed a transit tracker website, itsab.us, that not only tracks all local bus routes, but the KC Streetcar as well: Track The KC Streetcar. This site is fed from the streetcar’s transportation management system, Trapeze.
- For tracking from your cell phones, TransitApp gives you upcoming departure times for all nearby transit lines – RideKC buses, Bike Share, the KC Streetcar…even Uber. This app also allows you to plan your trip across multiple transit options. Download for your phone here: Transit App