Kansas City’s streetcar, which began service in 2016, is considered a success. Could it work in Omaha?

By Christopher Burbach, Omaha World-Herald


Proponents say the streetcar has been good for downtown business. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce says more than $2 billion in real estate development has been completed or begun in the downtown streetcar district since voters approved the streetcar in 2012. It doesn’t say explicitly that the streetcar caused that development, but it says that it contributed to it by making the area more attractive to real estate developers and businesses. Read more here.

Modern Streetcar Advocates Website

Photo: A streetcar makes it way down Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.
Credit: Julia Nagy / The World-Herald

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