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KC Streetcar Update | August 9,  2016

Did you know that...
  • Since opening day, the KC Streetcar has carried more than 645,000 passengers. 
  • During Opening Day weekend, 32,326 people rode the streetcar.
  • During the month of June, 182,248 people rode the streetcar.
  • During the month of July, 233,683 people rode the streetcar. 
  • Currently, the KC Streetcar has a daily average ridership is 6,800.
  • The highest recorded day of ridership to date occurred on July 16, 2016, when 15,780 people rode the streetcar. That day was a Saturday. 
More ridership information is on our website.

We encourage people 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. 

Kansas City's Art in the Loop & Art on the Line summer project is in full swing. All art installations can now be seen along the KC Streetcar route and performances are occurring all summer long. 

Artist and Art Installations
  • Rachelle Gardner-Roe, I See You (Power & Light District Stop – Northbound)
  • Andrew Lattner, Alternating Currents (Metro Center Stop/Petticoat Lane/Streetcar vehicle #802)
  • 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)
Upcoming Performances (Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p. m.)
  • 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
Learn more about the Art in the Loop and Art on the Line project by visiting the Art in the Loop website
Since the streetcar opened in May 2016, the KC Streetcar Authority fields many requests and questions from the public, many of which include "When will the streetcar arrive at my stop?" and "What is the schedule?" and "Where is the streetcar?"

Both the KC Streetcar team, including the RideKC team members with the KCATA, and the Kansas City tech community have been working behind the scenes to bring streetcar location information not just to the streetcar stops but to your desktops and smart phones as well.
So in addition to the digital display boards at the streetcar stops, which let passengers know when the next streetcar will arrive, you can now track the streetcar's location when behind your computer or on your phone. 

  • Streetcar KC by Disruption Institute. This free app helps users find their way around downtown Kansas City with the streetcar being at the center of it all. There is information about restaurants, shopping, places of business and, of course, streetcar location information. This location information is fed from the streetcar's transportation management system, Trapeze. 
  • KCityPost by Smart City Media. This app provides hyper local information for the events happening downtown and the activities around your geographic location.  It also provides streetcar information including safety videos, route map, hours of operation, streetcar location information and arrival estimates.  This information uses data from GPS units installed inside the streetcars. KCityPost is available for iOS and Android phones. 
  • Local techie known on Twitter as @omnay, developed a transit tracker website,, that not only tracks all local bus routes, but the KC Streetcar as well: Track The KC Streetcar. This site is fed from the streetcar's transportation management system, Trapeze. 
  • Transit Master WebWatch also provides streetcar tracking using rom the streetcar's transportation management system, Trapeze. You can track by location and arrival or departure times OR via Google Maps: Transit Master WebWatch
  • For tracking from your cell phones, TransitApp gives you upcoming departure times for all nearby transit lines – RideKC buses, Bike Share, the KC Streetcar…even Uber. This app also allows you to plan your trip across multiple transit options. Download for your phone here: Transit App
This KC Streetcar update provides at-a-glance information related to the KC Streetcar.  For more information, check out the website and follow the KC Streetcar on Twitter @kcstreetcar and Facebook
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