Kansas City Streetcar taps HDR to lead southward streetcar extension

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Streetcar has only been in service for one year, but transit agency and other local officials are already focused on expanding the service.

The KC Streetcar Authority recently announced it has selected HDR to conduct a southerly streetcar extension study that assesses multimodal needs and other requirements to extend streetcar service towards the University of Missouri Kansas City campus.

HDR will serve as the project leader in collaboration with other consulting firms specializing in architectural, engineering, and historical studies. Together, the team will collect data on route alignments, station stop locations, regional transit advantages, cost estimates, and how federal funds could be used.

The agency wants to extend streetcar service from downtown Kansas City and Union Station, south to the University of Missouri Kansas City campus near 51st and Brookside Boulevard.

Kansas City’s current streetcar system is a 2.2-mile route between Union Station and the River Market region. It opened for service in May 2016.

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