TransitKC

Five years old!

On this day in 2006, our first post appeared on this site. In the past five years, our popularity and productivity have been directly related to whatever transit initiative is making the news. A fluke ballot initiative win for Clay Chastain has turned into a daily obsession and a chance to reconnect with writing. Today, most of our content arrives via Twitter, as has been the case for a few years.

Also on this day, we’re happy to report the downtown streetcar project has progressed to the point where financing is being openly discussed. Regionally, Mike Sanders’ regional rail plan is still in the planning stages and smaller investments in bus routes and equipment are still occurring. The only dark spot is the question looming over Johnson County… will they even continue offering fixed route transit after federal and state money dries up?

Rest assured, we’ll continue to bring you the scoop!

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  1. Kite Singleton December 15th, 2011 3:48 pm

    Dave: Your eager covering of the transit scene in the KC Region is welcome and helpful. It’s especially gratifying that an urban center guy sees the benefit of Mike Sanders’ Jackson County proposal to the healthy resurgence of Downtown KC. Together, the suburban connector and the Streetcar connector meet at our Regional Icon, Union Station, and bode well for so many of us who see our Region at a critical decision point. Add to that the Johnson and Wyandotte enhanced bus proposals, now under construction, and you can see the embryo of the regional network of transit service that the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance has been envisioning from its inception. Keep up the good work.

    Kite Singleton
    Chair, Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance