NorthRail Streetcar Study
Venice is partnering with Kimley-Horn to manage the public engagement outreach for the NorthRail Streetcar Study. Working with the Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA), the City of North Kansas City, Missouri (NKC), and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the goal is to refresh the feasibility of a streetcar extension over the Missouri River.
The NorthRail Streetcar Study will include the following work:
- Investigation of a preferred river crossing, alignment, and stop locations with a focus on the Heart of America Bridge
- Financial analysis including capital and operating costs, funding sources, and possible federal grant opportunities
- Community engagement and public involvement.
Venice is co-facilitating focus group sessions, coordinating pop-up event community outreach and promoting awareness of a virtual online self-guided open house on the KCSA website for the public to learn more about the streetcar study and to gather their input.
At the conclusion of the NorthRail Streetcar Study, there will be a preferred alignment and plan. Simultaneous to this study, KCSA and partners are working to identify funding to advance the preferred plan towards environmental clearance, design, and related construction and operations funding.