Kansas City

January 10, 2019, 1pm PST
Kansas City, Missouri, wants to be a smart cities leader, but it also needs to address concerns about data collection and privacy, say critics.
The New York Times
November 28, 2018, 1pm PST
The Kansas City Star Editorial Board has concerns about gentrification and affordable housing.
The Kansas City Star
November 17, 2018, 1pm PST
After years of neglecting its affordable housing policy, Kansas City is developing a new five-year vision on policy matters like a public-private trust fund and inclusionary zoning.
Next City
September 18, 2018, 10am PDT
A new report on eviction data from Kansas City reveals systematic factors related to the housing crisis.
How Housing Matters
June 21, 2018, 11am PDT
Voters in a new Transportation Development District supported new taxes to help fund the extension of the Kansas City Streetcar. Despite a paltry turnout, the taxes passed by a wide margin.
The Kansas City Star
June 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The 1960s had the space race, the 2010s has the smart cities race. Kansas City means to win this one.
Smart Cities Dive
April 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
On April 9, FTA awarded $43 million for a new, 12-mile bus rapid transit line in Everett; $30 million to extend BRT 10 miles in Kansas City and $22.5 million to extend a North Bay commuter rail line two miles to a ferry terminal on San Francisco Bay.
AASHTO Journal
November 28, 2017, 11am PST
Most "smart city" projects to-date are somewhat isolated and are not part of a more comprehensive network.
Scientific American
August 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
The infrastructure to support a future of connected cars and automated vehicles is one step closer to reality.
Government Technology
August 8, 2017, 5am PDT
Kansas City will vote today on two transportation-related initiatives. Once would inhibit the growth of the Kansas City Streetcar. Another would create a tax to find several new rail lines.
The Kansas City Star
March 24, 2017, 10am PDT
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has partnered with veterans group to provide free transit to the city's veterans.
Kansas City Star
March 1, 2017, 12pm PST
Kansas City's novel effort to handle transit’s last mile problem has failed to attract ridership.
TransitCenter
February 28, 2017, 12pm PST
Eric Bunch argues that removing I-70 from downtown Kansas City presents a big opportunity for the city.
Bike Walk KC
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
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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