Streetcar Back On Track After COVID?!?

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

KC STREETCAR IMPLEMENTS PHASE 2 OF COVID-19 REACTIVATION PLAN

(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 (www.kcstreetcar.org), social media channels and the RideKC Notify text alert system (text ‘streetcar’ to 816.685.8541).
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Comments

Anonymous said…
Bullet proof mask required ?
Anonymous said…
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
Anonymous said…
So now it's not so much a COVID accelerator, just a vomit-stained, smelly carriage for our best hoodrats and bums.
Anonymous said…
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.