Details Released About Kansas City Streetcar Expansion
Officials have released plans for extending the Kansas City streetcar southward to the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Volker Campus.
KSHB-TV reports that the KC Streetcar project team announced Monday that it will advance plans to have the streetcar operate on city streets with traffic rather than in the middle of the road. The so-called outside running line configuration is how the current stretch of track that spans 10 stops from Union Station to the River Market neighborhood operates. The $227 million expansion that voters approved in June will add eight more stops.
Construction is expected to begin in 2020. The expansion won’t be completed until 2023.