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Downtown Kansas City Streetcar Project: What's Next?

City of Kansas City, Missouri

Construction has already begun on the first leg of Kansas City’s streetcar system. The two mile line will run between the River Market area and Crown Center.

Now officials are looking at potential routes for a second leg and beyond. Where should the second leg go? Is it inevitable that route No. 2 will extend to the Plaza and maybe UMKC?

In the first portion of Wednesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with a member of the downtown streetcar construction team and a streetcar planner about what residents can expect in the next couple of years and beyond.

LEARN MORE: "North Rail KC" will host its first public meeting on Thursday, November 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Kansas City Community Center, 1999 Iron Street, North Kansas City, Mo. 


  • Jason Waldron works for the Kansas City, Mo., public works department and is the downtown streetcar line’s deputy project manager.
  • David Vozzolo is a vice president for HDR Engineering and director of the company's streetcar program.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.