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KC Streetcar Update | July  6,  2016

HAPPY TWO MONTH ANNIVERSARY, KC STREETCAR
In the two months since opening day, the KC Streetcar has carried more than 380,000 passengers.
Some other ridership statistics include:
  • During Opening Day weekend, 32,326 people rode the streetcar.
  • During the month of June, 182,248 people rode the streetcar.
  • During the July 4th weekend, 30,391 people rode the streetcar.
  • As of July 5, 2016, the KC Streetcar has a daily average ridership of 6,365.
More ridership numbers are on our website.

We encourage people to continue to use the streetcar to explore downtown Kansas City: 
For a full listing of events happening downtown this summer, visit the VisitKC website and use their interactive "smart" map. 
HOW TO RIDE THE KC STREETCAR









The KC Streetcar operates 7 days a week along a 2 mile route on Main Street in downtown Kansas City.

With 16 stops along the way, it connects the City Market to the Union Station/Crown Center area, with stops in the Kansas City Power & Light District, Central Business
District, and the Crossroads Arts District.

A typical wait time for a streetcar is between 10-15 minutes. Typical stop times at each platform is 20 seconds, which means passengers must exit and board the streetcar quickly. 


When approaching your stop, signal the operator by pressing one of the red buttons, which can be found at various points inside the streetcars.  Once the streetcar comes to a complete stop at the platform, push the illuminated green door button to engage the doors. 

When a streetcar arrives at a stop, allow others to exit before boarding the streetcar.  Remember to be mindful of where you are and of the upcoming stops. There are route maps located at all stops and inside the streetcars to help orient you. 


Code of Conduct:
  • Non-alcoholic beverages are allowed onboard as long as they have a lid.
  • Service animals and animals within carriers are allowed onboard the streetcar. 
  • Bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers are allowed onboard the streetcar. 
  • Prohibited items and behavior includes:
    • Eating
    • Weapons
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • The solicitation of money or the distribution of literature
    • Smoking. This includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, and any other smoking device.
Learn more about how to ride the KC Streetcar in our latest safety video: How To Ride
ART IN THE LOOP PROJECT: CONNECT

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority is honored to partner with the Art in the Loop Foundation
to install the following temporary installations and performances at streetcar stops from July through September, i.e. Art on the Line. Most art installations will begin the week of July 11. 
 

Artist and Art Installations
  • Rachelle Gardner-Roe, I See You (Power & Light District Stop – Northbound)
  • Andrew Lattner, Alternating Currents (Metro Center Stop/Petticoat Lane)
  • m.o.i., minister of information, rail – bike – rail (Library Stop – Southbound)
  • Rickey Moss, Imagine That!, Intersections (Kauffman Center Stop)
  • Lauren Thompson, Life Turning (Delaware St. Bridge over I-70)
  • White Art Studio, SOUNDSHAPES (Power & Light District Stop – Southbound)
Performances (Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p. m.)
  • Elizabeth Stehling, dance performance, The Inspired Pedestrians, starts at Union Station, July 15
  • Amado Espinoza and Karen Lisondra, Streetcar SoundTracks: Recycled World Duo, Metro Center Stop, August 12
  • Jon Johnson directs improvisational theatrical performance, Connections, starts at Union Station, August 19
  • Mnemosyne Quartet produces Transient Harmony, a music and sound performance at the Power & Light District and Library Stops, September 2
  • Beau Bledsoe and Ensemble Iberica perform Cubanisms, River Market West Stop, September 9
  • Stacy Busch, composes and presents Soundtrack for the City, location and date to be announced
For three years, Art in the Loop has been infusing the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that refreshes, intrigues and surprises Downtown employees, residents, and visitors. This initiative also creates opportunities for local emerging and established artists to extend their practice into the Downtown environment with curatorial, professional and logistical support.

Learn more about the Art on the Line project by visiting the Art in the Loop website
SPONSOR A KC STREETCAR STOP
Join with Park University and Sprint and be a streetcar sponsor. 
 
The deadline to submit streetcar stop sponsorship proposals is August 1, 2016. To read the entire RFP, please check out our website
 
Proposals must be received by 5pm on August 1 and sent via e-mail to Donna Mandelbaum, re: KC Streetcar Sponsorship, at dmandelbaum@kcstreetcar.org. Proposals received after the deadline may not be considered during this initial round of evaluations. Questions can be directed to dmandelbaum@kcstreetcar.org.
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