In Kansas City, a Streetcar Serves as a ‘Laboratory’ for Smart City Thinking

As Kansas City, Mo., moves forward with its Smart City Initiative, the city also plans to expand its KC Streetcar, a 2-year-old transit system that threads its way through the sectors of downtown Kansas City. The KC Streetcar has served as “a laboratory” of sorts for implementing technology that supports smart city innovations, said Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett.

The Kansas City Area Development Council provided StateTech with some images that tell the story of the KC Streetcar today in photos. As the KC Streetcar celebrates its second birthday in May, city officials can point to technological enhancements that have made life easier for everybody who rides it.