Entries by Mike

What’s next for KC streetcar expansion?

Will Kansas City continue to push for expansion of its streetcar project? Probably, but not for a while, The Kansas City Business Journal reported on Wednesday. On Tuesday night, voters in part of the city’s urban core soundly rejected a proposal that would have created a taxing district to advance plans to add 7.8 miles, at a cost of […]

Union Station preps for Centennial celebration

Union Station will celebrate its Centennial this fall with a series of special events that were announced this week. The celebration will begin on Friday, Sept. 5 with a night of free festivities. “The story of Union Station will be depicted in a huge digital projection onto the facade of the historic depot in a celebration of its centennial on Sept. 5,” according […]

Newspaper endorses KC streetcar votes

  In a sudden and positive agreement, Missouri and Kansas City officials recently brokered a coordinated plan that could enhance all forms of transportation in this area, The Kansas City Star began its lead editorial in Sunday’s edition of the newspaper. With the blessing of voters, the region could get more than $775 million worth of […]

Taps at the Tower – every night this week at dusk

  Taps, a musical piece sounded at dusk and at funerals, has a rich and storied history in the United States. It has long been associated with the U.S. Military, and is often played at civilian events around the country. The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial presents Taps at the Tower each evening at […]

Maker Faire to present a Creative Extravaganza this weekend

  This weekend – yep, this Saturday and Sunday – the coolest inventions, innovators, creators, products, robots, exhibits, crafters, artists and young Makers in the Midwest will all gather at one place – Kansas City’s Union Station for Maker Faire 2014 – a two-day festival of fun and creativity. Maker Faire Kansas City is a family-friendly event […]

Kauffman Center to celebrate attendance milestone with Future Stages Festival

You and your family are invited to the first-ever Future Stages Festival at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts this Sunday, June 22. To celebrate reaching 1 million visitors since the Kauffman Center opened, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Art sis hosting a FREE community event for all. Future Stages Festival will feature more than 450 artists on our stages, […]

Streetcar Authority selects its first executive director

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) today chose the first Executive Director of the KC Streetcar system. Thomas Gerend will leave his position as Co-Director of Transportation Planning for the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) to accept this executive role. Gerend spent the last eight years leading regional transportation planning, streetcar planning, and public transit coordination […]

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RNC site selection team lands in Downtown

The Republican party’s site selection committee is here, along with a surprise guest that joined the festivities last night. The nine-member, four-alternatives group arrived by charter Wednesday afternoon at Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City. The members were accompanied by GOP officials, swelling the official party to around 30 people, according to a party spokesman, […]

Streetcar Authority endorses exterior colors, design

They won’t be Chiefs red, or KU crimson and blue, or MU black and gold. Instead, Kansas City’s new streetcars will be white, black and silver. Some critics say boring. Or worse, Oakland Raiders colors. But those in charge think Kansas City’s colors are instead sleek, sophisticated and elegant. That’s how Lynn Horsley, reporter for The Kansas […]