NEXT STOP: THE KANSAS CITY RIVERFRONT Crews to Break Ground on the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension

Posted on: Feb 23, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 22, 2024) – Exciting things are happening on the Riverfront and on Friday, March 1, Kansas City will celebrate one more addition – the KC Streetcar.

Kansas City is invited to take part in the groundbreaking for a monumental transportation project that will completely transform how the community connects to the Riverfront. Join with project partners – City of Kansas City, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA), and PortKC- as they get ready to mark the start of construction for the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension. This momentous event will kick off the $61 million project, setting the stage for a new era of connectivity, showcasing Kansas City’s commitment to investing in infrastructure that benefits residents, businesses, and visitors.

WHAT: KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension Groundbreaking Ceremony & Community Open House

WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10:00 am

WHERE: Riverfront Drive and Berkley Plaza (just north of the Port KC offices at 110 Berkley Plaza) Attendees are encouraged to carpool, bike, or take public transit to the event. RideKC Route 210 Front Street serves the Riverfront, with about a 5-minute walk.

Following the ceremony, there will be a community open house at the Port KC office, providing an opportunity for residents, businesses, and stakeholders to meet the construction team, engage with project leaders, and learn more about this transformative project.

The KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension will cover 0.7 miles, connecting from the streetcar line at 3rd & Grand to the midpoint of Berkley Riverfront Park, and just steps away from CPKC Stadium. The project is made possible through a collaborative public and private partnership and funded with a combination of federal and local dollars: $35.2 million in federal funding and $25.9 million in local funding.

For more information about the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension construction, please visit or find the team online on X (@kcriverfront), Instagram (@kcriverfront), and Facebook (@kcstreetcarriverfront). Contact the construction team by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

MEDIA: Project team members will be available for media opportunities Friday, February 23 and the week of February 26, 2024.

For questions, please contact Donna Mandelbaum with the KC Streetcar Authority at 816.877.3219 (cell) or email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Cindy Baker with the KCATA at 816.510.2874 (cell) or email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The KC Streetcar is also online at and on Twitter (@kcstreetcar), Facebook (@kcstreetcar) and Instagram.