A grassroots group is asking the courts to approve the first step in creating a Transportation Development District along the Main Street corridor to fund expansion of the downtown streetcar line.

Hearing set for Midtown streetcar expansion proposal

A grassroots group is asking the courts to approve the first step in creating a Transportation Development District along the Main Street corridor to fund expansion of the downtown streetcar line. Everyone in Midtown seems to have an opinion ...
A grassroots group is asking the courts to approve the first step in creating a Transportation Development District along the Main Street corridor to fund expansion of the downtown streetcar line.

New effort seeks vote on streetcar down Main Street

A grassroots group is asking the courts to approve the first step in creating a Transportation Development District along the Main Street corridor to fund expansion of the downtown streetcar line. A grassroots group today revealed plans to try ...
File photo:streetcar stop in city market area.

Calling all would-be streetcar drivers

File photo:streetcar stop in city market area. Ever dream of being a streetcar driver? Here’s your chance. The Kansas City Streetcar Authority Operations team is hiring both drivers and mechanic/technicians, according to the streetcar authority’s ...
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First streetcar to arrive sooner

The first Kansas City streetcar is to arrive on October 29, with cars two, three and four coming at unspecified later dates. Ralph Davis, the city project manager for the streetcars, updated the city council Thursday. The manufacturing company ...
File photo:streetcar stop in city market area.

Streetcar rally celebrates progress, art

Mayor Sly James signed the last piece of streetcar rail Wednesday and people got a look at streetcar art. The rail rally in the River Market area Wednesday clustered around a streetcar stop, where speeches were made and art was seen. Mayor Sly ...
A panel briefed the city council on streetcar progress.

Downtown streetcars soon to run, along with political choices

A panel briefed the city council on streetcar progress. The downtown streetcar system is on schedule, under budget and will be running early next year, officials reported Thursday to the city council. It is already a success, Mayor Sly James ...
Fourth district at large candidate John Fierro at the transportation forum. Behind him (from left to right: candidates Jim Glover (4th district), Jermaine Reed (3rd district), Lee Barnes (5th district), Kathryn Shields (4th district) and Dennis Anthony (5th district).

Council candidates contemplate transportation decisions

Fourth district at large candidate John Fierro at the transportation forum. Behind him (from left to right): candidates Jim Glover (4th district), Jermaine Reed (3rd district), Lee Barnes (5th district), Kathryn Shields (4th district) and Dennis ...
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Proposed hotel would be magnet for conventions, officials say

In the last decade, Kansas City spent $6.5 billion upgrading downtown infrastructure, officials said today, but the lack of a big convention center hotel remained an open pothole. But today Mayor Sly James announced plans to build an 800-room, ...
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First streetcar stop sparks a party

The city celebrated its first streetcar station stop on Friday, with 15 more stops left to go. People went to an outdoor party at the stop at 16th and Main streets, complete with food and drink from Anton’s Taproom. The two-mile streetcar ...
File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route.

Streetcar money to be used, without earmark for more streetcars

File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route. What to do with about $8.8 million borrowed toward a streetcar expansion that voters later rejected? After more than an hour of debate largely over appearances, the city ...