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CPKC sports stadium under construction in Kansas City, Missouri.

New Kansas City Stadium Offers Limited Parking

Unlike many sports arenas surrounded by seas of concrete, the new CPKC Stadium has parking for just 2,000 vehicles, hoping most sports fans will arrive by transit.

February 27, 2024 - The Kansas City Star

City bus in downtown Kansas City with brick buildings in background.

Kansas City Approves Transit Funding

Voters approved a ten-year extension on a sales tax that provides roughly one-third of the local transit agency’s revenue.

November 13, 2023 - KCUR

Blue RideKC bus in Kansas City with trees in background

Transit Advocates Fear On-Demand Microtransit Undermines Bus Service

A new on-demand transit service is meant to fill gaps in Kansas City regional bus service, but some transit supporters worry the service is drawing funding away from fixed-route buses.

July 14, 2023 - KCUR

Rendering of proposed South Loop Link Park over I 670 in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Requests State Funding for Freeway Cap Park

The city has been working to raise $200 million to create a 5.5 acre park spanning a portion of Interstate 670.

April 13, 2023 - KCUR

An image taken from the point of view of a driver on a mostly empty freeway, with large overpasses overhead.

Induced Demand Be Damned: Missouri Governor Proposes I-70 Expansion

Highway widenings still attract support from both sides of the political aisle, despite the inadequacies of the approach in solving the problems it intends to solve.

January 23, 2023 - The Kansas City Star

Red "Vote Here" sign with white text and arrow pointing left on green lawn next to curb

The Crucial Role of Suburban Voters in the Midterms

Suburban voters were instrumental in preventing a 'red wave' on Election Day and on December 6 in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election, enabling the Democrats to win a 51st Senate seat.

December 25, 2022 - CNN

Kansas City electric streetcar

The Limits of Kansas City’s Fare-Free Experiment

For the Missouri city, the economic and social benefits of eliminating transit fares outweigh the costs, but can their success be replicated in bigger cities more dependent on farebox revenue?

December 1, 2022 - Governing

Kansas City streetcar with colorful wrap at Union Station

Kansas City Streetcar to Extend to Rockhurst

A new extension to the Kansas City Streetcar will open up the free transit line to Rockhurst University students.

November 18, 2022 - The Rockhurst University Sentinel

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Three Planning Innovations, a Century Later

Three events turning 100 this year have had a long-lasting impact on the shape of American urban design and land use.

October 3, 2022 - Diana Ionescu

Downtown Kansas City Missouri

Kansas City Adopts Vision Zero

The city aims to make its streets more walkable and reduce traffic violence by investing in sidewalks and other safety improvements.

September 28, 2022 - KCUR

Downtown Kansas City Missouri

Kansas City: 'Silicon Prairie?'

The city's growth and the arrival of tech giants like Meta could signal a tech-based renaissance.

March 30, 2022 - Market Watch

Downtown Kansas City Missouri

Bike Lanes Pitted Against Sidewalks in Kansas City

A proposed ordinance that would allow neighborhood associations to request removal of bike lanes has sparked a debate over how to prioritize bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

January 4, 2022 - The Kansas City Beacon

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'RideKC Next': High-Frequency Grid and On-Demand Service Coming in 2022

The transit system of the future is coming soon to Kansas City.

September 22, 2021 - RideKC

Kansas City Bus

Draft RideKC Bus System Redesign Announced

The RideKC bus system is being redesigned on a high frequency grid.

November 19, 2020 - RideKC

Downtown Highway

Parking Is King in Kansas City

Huge amounts of land are dedicated to asphalt in Kansas City—about twice as much land than is dedicated to buildings. Fiscal dependence on vehicular infrastructure, however, is not unique to Kansas City.

September 11, 2020 - Strong Towns

Kansas City Bus

What Free Transit Means to Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri will be the largest U.S. city to operate a fare-free system that officials say will make transit more accessible.

December 29, 2019 - CityLab

Kansas City Streetcar

Zero Fare Transit Approved in Kansas City, Missouri

While the details of funding are undetermined, Kansas City, Missouri took a monumental step in the history of U.S. public transit yesterday.

December 6, 2019 - KSHB

Kansas Transportation

Free Transit Under Consideration in Kansas City

The idea of free transit is sold as a benefit to the environment and the city's most vulnerable residents in this editorial by the Kansas City Star.

November 12, 2019 - Kansas City Star

Bike KC Master Plan

An Ambitious Bike Plan for Kansas City Prioritizes Safety

The City Council of Kansas City is preparing to vote on the Bike KC Master Plan, which would set the city on a course to build a large network of high-quality bike infrastructure.

May 3, 2019 - KCUR

Hyperloop One

Eminent Domain Concerns Raised Over Missouri's Hyperloop Plans

Critics are pointing to a discrepancy between the plan and the reality in terms of how much private property must be acquired through eminent domain to make the state of Missouri's Hyperloop dreams come true.

April 18, 2019 - The Kansas City Star

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