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5/8/2017



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Kansas City Streetcar marks first anniversary, surpasses 2 million rides


The system's first anniversary took place on May 6.
Photo – Kansas City Streetcar Authority

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The Kansas City Streetcar logged its 2 millionth ride on May 5, one day before the system's first anniversary.

The system's leaders originally expected to reach 1 million rides by the first anniversary, The Kansas City Star reported late last week.

In 2016, the streetcar had a daily average ridership of 5,860, Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) officials said in a press release.

The agency has expanded Sunday hours to meet ridership demands. In addition, KCSA officials plan to purchase two additional vehicles to keep up with the growing number of passengers.

Rides on the Kansas City Streetcar now are free; the streetcar district's property and sales tax revenues cover operating expenses, according to the Star.



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