Resolved: Kansas City Streetcar Unreliable

Denizens of our blog community have already noticed that local busses keep chugging along . . .

KC Streetcar service was suspended on Tuesday afternoon and remained that way Wednesday because of track failure on a portion of Main Street Bridge over Interstate 670 in downtown Kansas City.

The root cause of the rail and track pavement failures were still under investigation, according to the KC Streetcar Authority.

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Repairs on KC Streetcar track to begin Thursday; cause of damage still under investigation

Repairs on the KC Streetcar track will begin on Thursday morning, the KC Streetcar Authority said on Wednesday night.

After service suspended on July 4, KC Streetcar Authority said track repairs will be made beginning July 6

Those who were planning to use the Streetcar on July 4 can use the RideKC bus service.

Streetcar operations come to a halt as crews work to make repairs Thursday

The streetcar service is still stopped Thursday as crews will be working around the clock to fix it. Streetcar authorities said based on preliminary assessments, the failure was likely due to multiple factors including thermal expansion and deterioration of the track slab.

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