Today is another huge day for Kansas City! After years of work and planning, Kansas City finally has a streetcar! The streetcar will run a 2-mile starter route from the River Market to Union Station. Rides will be free and there will be 16 stops along the 2-mile route. Each streetcar can carry a maximum of 150 people and the cost is…wait for it…. FREE!
The entire trip from Third and Grand in the beautiful River Market area to Pershing and Main at Union Station will take 13 ½ minutes, allocating 15 seconds per stop. No more parking, finding your car, getting back in your car, driving, rinse repeat.
With the addition of the streetcar, I am personally so jazzed that my beloved Spring & Summer ritual of Saturday morning trips to the Farmers Market in the beautiful River Market area will now also allow me to hop on our new streetcar and head to the Power & Light district for lunch at one of my many favorite spots! This is beyond fantastic! As far as time saving navigation to and from one fabulous area of our beautiful city to another, there are indeed, no worries.