Streetcar Facility Honors Long-Time Transit Advocate
On Thursday, November 7 local leaders, advocates, and enthusiasts participated in the dedication of a site for the downtown streetcar maintenance facility. Mayor Sly James, County Executive Mike Sanders, City Council members, and State Representatives were all delighted to unveil the site as the future home of the Singleton Yard Streetcar Facility. The facility will be used to maintain and house the streetcar vehicles. + more
The Honoree, Kite Singleton has been a public transit advocate in Kansas City for over 40 years. He is immediate past chair of the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance, a major voice for expanding and enhancing transit in the greater Kansas City region. Kite has led the KCRTA over the last few years and continues to push for better communities by means of transit. He and his daughters were present to reflect on the dedication and his four decades of transit advocating coming to fruition.
The downtown streetcar line will run between the River Market and Union Station along Main Street and is slated to begin operations in summer 2015. Construction is set to begin this fall.
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