State of the Project
The two-mile, north-south KC Downtown Streetcar starter line will travel primarily along Main Street and connect the River Market to Crown Center and Union Station and will serve the Central Business District, the Crossroads Art District, and the Power and Light District, as well as numerous businesses, restaurants, art galleries, educational facilities and residents. This is the first piece of a comprehensive and connected transit system with the goal of connecting Kansas City. Construction completion is anticipated in fall of 2015 followed by a period of testing. It is expected that in early 2016 the first streetcar rides will occur through Downtown Kansas City in over a half a century.