KCMO Downtown Streetcar

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:36 am

But many do run well past 10pm ....Seems streetcar should get lined up with the rest of our transit hours at minimum.

if nothing else shouldn't the streetcar stick to the holiday hours posted on the website?

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Postby FangKC » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:40 pm

Kansas City's streetcar, which began service in 2016, is considered a success. Could it work in Omaha?

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in November, people filled a shiny streetcar as it hummed through downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Most of the 38 blue plastic seats were occupied. Several dozen more people stood. They held onto stainless steel poles, or to loops dangling from bars connected to the ceiling. Office workers talked about their lunch plans. Field-tripping high school students chattered.

Retirees Ona Ashley and her real-bearded Santa Claus husband, Roy Poe, took it all in as they stood in the middle of the crowd. They had driven in from the suburbs to try Kansas City’s new RideKC streetcar. They smiled through their glide through a revived downtown.

“It’s wonderful,” Ashley said.

“We would have loved to have this when we worked downtown,” Poe said.

“It feels,” Ashley said, “like we are progressing.”


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