KC Streetcar #801 will roll down Main Street under its own power for the first time today! The estimated start time is 7 a.m.
This test run of the KC Streetcar will check the clearance and power of the vehicle as it interacts with the surrounding environment. The streetcar will also be tested at various speeds as it travels around corners and approaches platforms. Please keep a safe distance from the crews while tests are being performed.
According to the Streetcar Authority, any vehicles parked on the tracks or over the white line during this time will be towed. The overhead wires are activated and should not be contacted, as even indirect contact with the wires could be fatal.
While this maiden voyage is set to begin at 7 a.m., the duration of today’s run is subject to change. For more information, follow the streetcar on twitter for the latest details (www.twitter.com/kcstreetcar).
For more information on the KC Streetcar, visit the new website at www.kcstreetcar.org.