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Kansas City Streetcar reports ridership records
The Kansas City Streetcar earlier this month logged its highest weekly ridership to date.
During the week of July 2-8, the streetcar served 78,998 riders, a new high-water mark for the 2-mile system. In addition, the KC Streetcar on July 6 provided 19,181 rides, marking the system's highest daily ridership.
That figure also marks a nearly 2,000-rider increase from the previous single-day ridership record on May 6, when the system served 17,267 riders.
"Our service is consistently carrying thousands of passengers a day and has helped redefine the downtown Kansas City experience for residents, employees and visitors," said Tom Gerend, executive director of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA), in a press release.
The system also logs a nearly 95 percent on-time performance rating, KCSA officials noted.
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