It's been more than a half-century since streetcars ran in Kansas City, Missouri. That will all change on May 6, 2016, with the grand opening of the long-awaited streetcar line. After years of planning and construction, streetcars are once again returning to the streets of Kansas City.
In this podcast, Kyle Elliott, division manager from the Department of Long Range Planning & Preservation for Kansas City, and David Johnson, vice chair for the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance, discuss aspects of streetcar project, from funding and community engagement, to the grand opening and the economic development implications, and much more.
(Image from KCStreetcar.org)
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