Kansas City is one of seven finalists for a United States Department of Transportation grant for Smart City innovations. With KC’s focus on Smart City with the implementation of the streetcar, it is well-positioned for this opportunity.
The Kansas City Streetcar has an opening day! Festivities are planned throughout the streetcar service area for the weekend of May 6-7, 2016. Details on the events will be published on a brand new website for the event: timetoridekc.org
KCRTA and its board have been proud to be involved in the implementation of the streetcar project and we look forward to seeing you downtown to celebrate this milestone in the future of Kansas City transit.
At its annual event at the Kansas City Streetcar vehicle maintenance facility, KCRTA named Johnson County Commissioner Steve Klika its Transit Advocate of the Year. Klika is the chairman of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority board and was instrumental in bringing Johnson County transit under the management oversight of the KCATA. This is a big step toward a borderless regional transit system — the likes of which KCRTA advocates for every day.
RideKC is the new regional brand for the Kansas City area transit system. Now, one site provides all of the information riders need to access services from multiple regional providers, all featuring the same branding. It’s an important part of building the vision of a regional transit system.
Find out more here: http://ridekc.org/planning/ridekc-vision