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Kansas City Streetcar wires go live


Last week, Kansas City Streetcar Authority officials began testing the streetcar's overhead wire.

Testing continued throughout the week along the streetcar route, KC Streetcar officials said in a press release.

"This latest round of streetcar activity signifies the intense progress being made on this project as we prepare the infrastructure for the arrival of the first streetcar vehicle," said Tom Gerend, executive director of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority.

The first streetcar is expected to arrive by the end of this month, at which point integrated testing can begin.

In the meanwhile, KC Streetcar Constructors are testing track, facilities, power infrastructure, and communication systems associated with the project, streetcar officials said.

The KC Streetcar project includes more than 24,000 feet of both overhead and underground wire.

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