Herzog Wins Kansas City Streetcar

October 15, 2015

The KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA) and the City of Kansas City, Mo., have executed an operations and maintenance agreement, worth $15,832,064, with Herzog Transit Services, Inc (HTSI) to support KC Streetcar operations. The fixed-price agreement includes required start-up activities and support as well as operations and maintenance for the first five years of streetcar passenger service. Year one base operations and maintenance costs are $2,572,216, which is on target with original cost projections.Website Insert Call Me State DOTs copy

The agreement and the delivery of the first vehicle signify the transition of the KC Streetcar project from construction to the operations and testing phase. HTSI has a general manager, director of maintenance and a director of safety and security already on-board supporting the start-up process. Passenger streetcar service will start in 2016.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be moving into the operational phase of this project”, said KCSA Executive Director Tom Gerend. “This agreement solidifies our long-term partnership with Herzog and ensures our ability to bring national expertise and capacity to our operations and maintenance responsibilities.”

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