The streetcar will be free when it opens. And for one day, fares on all bus routes serving Kansas City, Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Independence will be free, too.
“We are so excited to be part of this watershed event for downtown Kansas City,” said Robbie Makinen, president and chief executive officer of the KCATA. “We hope our residents will use this opportunity to ride the bus and connect with the streetcar to get a taste of what a seamless, regional transit system might be like in the future.”
Kansas City is marking the opening of the new streetcar line with a grand opening celebration at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6, to launch the inaugural streetcar ride.