File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route.

Downtown streetcars to get digital signs

File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route. No digital signs are allowed in much of the city, but they will be for the new downtown streetcar system, and criticism is expected. The city council Planning, Zoning ...
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Grant a “game changer” for Jackson County commuter rail effort

A $10 million federal grant puts Jackson County farther toward a regional commuter rail, bike and trail system. Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced the grant today. The county, along with regional partners such as Kansas City, Independence ...
File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route.

Downtown streetcar to offer frequent runs

File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route. The Kansas City Streetcar will run every ten minutes on weekdays and seven days a week once it is in operation in early 2016. The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) ...
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Complete Streets signs posted on Broadway

BikeWalkKC has put signs up along Broadway Boulevard suggesting ways to make city streets more “complete streets.” By BikeWalk’s definition, that means “roads should be designed and built to include everyone – walkers, cyclists, ...
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Better Block comes to Broadway and 40th Terrace

Broadway Boulevard at 40th Terrace will be transformed for a day, Oct. 18, into an ideal bicycle and pedestrian environment. The intersection is this year’s Better Block project, intended as a one-day real life demonstration of “how ...

KCATA gets grant for Prospect Avenue upgrades

Courtesy the office of the mayor. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will get a $1.2 million federal grant for improvements in the Prospect Avenue corridor. Mayor Sly James and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox announced the ...
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City Council to act on street harassment law

The full city council will vote today on whether to approve a law against street harassment that is reportedly rampant, especially downtown and in Midtown. The city council public safety committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the law and ...
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KC region gets fed grant for transit

The Kansas City region will get a $1.2 million federal grant for a program to double the number of jobs accessible by public transit over the next decade, officials announced today. The “KC Workforce Connex” initiative is an attempt to improve ...
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Downtown Streetcar system gets an image

The streetcar name and brand will be “KC Streetcar,” simple enough for what will be a not-too-flashy downtown streetcar system. The brand is not only simple but “intuitive and universal, giving Kansas City a place among the best transit ...
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UMKC students can ride bus for free

Photo courtesy Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. The Metro is offering a free workshop Tuesday to help students learn how to ride the bus. According to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, UMKC students are able to ride The ...