Kansas City

November 25, 2016, 9am PST
Kansas City, Missouri is in the process of considering an $800 million general obligation bond to fund transportation projects. The advocacy group BikeWalkKC, seeing the opportunity, is already advocating for how to put that money to use.
BikeWalkKC
August 8, 2016, 5am PDT
It only takes two minutes to catch up on the biggest news stories of the week.
Planetizen
August 2, 2016, 9am PDT
With weekend riders leading the way, the Kansas City Streetcar is surpassing ridership expectations three months into its existence.
The Kansas City Star
June 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Washington Post details each of the seven proposals competing for $40 million in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart Cities Challenge.
The Washington Post
May 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
Today, Kansas City becomes the first Midwestern city to run modern streetcar service.
Kansas City Star
April 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Kansas City Land Bank has the funding to back up plans to begin transforming blighted, vacant lots into thriving groves of poplar trees.
The Kansas City Star
December 20, 2015, 5am PST
The Kansas City Streetcar will debut its $100 million streetcar system in April—or maybe March. But definitely April.
The Kansas City Star
May 29, 2015, 11am PDT
Eager for downtown development, Kansas City signed a deal subsidizing Cordish Companies to the tune of $295 million. The rejuvenated district should be self-sustaining. So why is the city still funding Cordish?
Next City
Blog post
May 4, 2015, 6am PDT
Leading a walking tour of your neighborhood can be easy if you focus on the basic differences between types of neighborhoods.
Michael Lewyn
January 30, 2015, 7am PST
As gas prices have fallen, driving has increased. October driving mileage figures show an increase of 3 percent from a year earlier. A shift away from public transit may cause transit providers to rethink expansion plans.
The Wall Street Journal
December 19, 2014, 12pm PST
Aaron Renn responds to a column in the Kansas City Star lamenting the political inequities of Kansas City's urban setting relative to nearby rural communities.
Urbanophile
December 17, 2014, 12pm PST
Mike Hendricks reports on road diet plans for Grand Boulevard in Downtown Kansas City.
The Kansas City Star
October 31, 2014, 11am PDT
Under construction and expected to launch service in Fall 2015, the Kansas City Streetcar will provide frequent service in Downtown Kansas City.
The Kansas City Star
Blog post
September 29, 2014, 8am PDT
Kansas City is losing families to suburbia because of its allegedly subpar schools. How can families be lured back to city schools?.
Michael Lewyn
August 6, 2014, 10am PDT
With 100% of precincts reporting on Tuesday evening, Amendment 7, a .75 percent statewide sales tax measure funding a package of transportation improvements, was rejected by 59% of voters. Kansas City voters snubbed a measure to expand the streetcar.
Fox2Now
April 29, 2014, 7am PDT
A dissenting argument claims that the efforts of "affluent urban pioneers" to increase supply in the most desirable urban areas will do more harm than good.
The Corner Side Yard
April 10, 2014, 8am PDT
Streetsblog doesn’t pull any punches with its “Golden Crater” award—an award for the worst parking crater in the country, selected by a March Madness style tournament. This year's winner/loser: Rochester, New York.
Streetsblog USA
March 27, 2014, 6am PDT
A pair of articles by the Kansas City Star details a surprising development in the preparation for an expansion of the city’s streetcar: the affluent neighborhood of Brookside along the southwest corridor of the proposed extension opted out.
Kansas City Star
March 20, 2014, 2pm PDT
Several planning efforts are in the process to rethink Washington Square Park in Downtown Kansas City. In an already bustling part of Downtown, stakeholders are considering the changes ahead of a forthcoming influx of daytime working population.
Kansas City Star
February 16, 2014, 11am PST
Historic and affordable housing tax credits recently came under fire from a Missouri state senator. Kevin Collison, writing for the Kansas City Star, responded.
The Kansas City Star