After years of failed lofty plans and little support its now looking more promising than ever that Kansas City will be getting a Streetcar system that will connect the River Market to Crown Center. Hopefully from there it will soon connect to the inner and then outer suburbs. The route is still up for question but as a person who gave up his own car (my choice) its exciting to see some progress with KC public transit.
Today at Union Station you can check out a new streetcar in person. The show goes until 7pm. Plans are to have the first streetcars running by 2015. Sooner the better.