Streetcar Back On Track After COVID?!?

An update on the progress of the toy train amid the plague . . .


(Kansas City, Missouri) – As of April 30, 2021, the KC Streetcar Authority activated Phase 2 of their Covid-19 Reactivation Plan. This is in support of the growing downtown Kansas City activity levels, ridership demand, and updated local guidance from the City of Kansas City, Missouri, on Covid-19 regulations.

“We are thrilled to help support downtown’s recovery through expanded KC Streetcar operating hours and on-board capacity. It’s been a long year for all of us but all signs point to a reenergized summer in Kansas City,” said Tom Gerend, Executive Director, KC Streetcar Authority.  

Phase 2 of the KC Streetcar Covid-19 Reactivation plan retains many of the mitigations already in place such as requiring face masks while on-board the streetcars, thorough daily cleanings of all streetcars, and the availability of on-board hand sanitizer dispensers. However, on-board social distancing requirements and the auto open-door policy have been discontinued.
Click here for a full list and description of the KC Streetcar Phase 2 Covid-19 Reactivation Plan. The practices, policies, and schedule outlined in Phase 2 are intended to be continuous and long-term, pending future changes from healthcare professionals or local authorities.  

Additionally, starting May 24, 2021, the KC Streetcar will extend hours to better accommodate the needs of downtown Kansas City:

Monday – Thursday: 6:00am – 10:00pm
Friday: 6:00am – 12:00amSaturday: 7:00am – 12:00am
Sunday: 7:00am – 10:00pm

The extension of hours is in direct response to the activity levels downtown, improving weather, the decrease in Covid-19 positive case numbers, and the increased access to the Covid-19 vaccine. Any changes in service and operations will be communicated electronically through the KC Streetcar website (, social media channels and the RideKC Notify text alert system (text ‘streetcar’ to 816.685.8541).

Developing . . .


  1. Bullet proof mask required ?

  2. Only the best people ride the streetcars . . . they're almost as safe and clean as a walk in the Jazz District at 2:00 AM

  3. So now it's not so much a COVID accelerator, just a vomit-stained, smelly carriage for our best hoodrats and bums.

  4. Gwen, LaMint, Sky, Reed(mba) and others have a goal to get the Street Car to the Jazz District. The ultimate waste of tax payers funds.


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