- Associated Press - Saturday, July 30, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City’s new downtown streetcar has had more riders than expected.

The Streetcar Authority says that as of Thursday, the streetcar had tallied 555,417 passenger rides.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://j.mp/2aDjGse ) daily average ridership is 6,612. That’s an increase from the average daily ridership of 6,365 that had been recorded after two months, on July 5.

Before the streetcar launched on May 6, officials had predicted that average daily ridership would be about 2,700.

Passengers do not pay any fare to ride the streetcar, which runs on a 2.2-mile route from River Market to Union Station.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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