Kansas City appoints team for light rail extension project

The Kansas City Street Authority (KCSA) has chosen a team of architects, engineers and consultants to conduct a study for the southern extension of the city’s tram system. Agreed in conjunction with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the group will assess station locations, the integration of regional transit services and begin the federal funding process, among other focuses.

The team consists of members from HDR, Burns & McDonnell, HNTB, Trekk Design Group, Hg Consult, Parson + Associates, VSM Engineering and Architectural & Historical Research.

Kansas City Streetcar, the light rail as it is named in the USA, opened for service in 2016 and is currently 2.2 miles long (3.54 kilometers).

The feasibility study is expected to take approximately 6 months to complete. Any decision to advance the concept for additional detailed study or implementation would be made after completion of the feasibility study.

The estimated cost of the feasibility study is USD 225,000, and will be a shared cost between the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, Port KC and the KCATA.

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