Serving Those Who Serve Our Country

by Gina Boucher on September 11, 2014

Flag1 Serving Those Who Serve Our CountryWith the holiday season approaching, let us not forget a very important but sometimes overlooked holiday—Veterans Day, November 11—a day to honor our American brothers and sisters who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Veterans Day is an especially significant day for Parson & Associates as our own Jason Parson served our country in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force Reserves and in the war in Iraq before he was disabled and honorably discharged.  In September, Parson & Associates became a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned business. Jason knows that he has been extremely blessed and beginning this year, he has chosen to bless others who have served our country.

On the evening of Saturday, November 8, Parson & Associates will host veterans and their family for dinner and entertainment at Gregg/Klice Community Center for our inaugural “Serving Those Who Serve Our Country” dinner through Project MRE, which Jason is establishing. Outside agencies will also be invited to showcase services from which veterans may benefit. Our hope is that the dinner event and Project MRE will grow with each year to include more and more U.S. Veterans.

Remember to honor the veterans in your lives—on Veterans Day and every day!

Veterans Day is celebrated every year on November 11. Originally called Armistice Day, it was a day set aside to honor the unknown soldiers who perished in World War I, a war that ended in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It was renamed Veterans Day by President Eisenhower in 1954 to honor all American veterans. A ceremonial wreath is placed every November 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.


Check out the Progress on Main Street

by Gina Boucher on August 11, 2014

KC DOWNTOWN STREETCAR 150x150 Check out the Progress on Main StreetCheck out the progress on the KC Downtown Streetcar line:

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Weekly Construction Update


Remember to Vote on August 5th

July 30, 2014

Remember to VOTE on Tuesday, August 5.  Know before you go….check out your ballot – Kansas City Election Board Jackson County Clay County Platte County Johnson County, Kansas

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KCATA Downtown Transit Public Meetings – July 17

July 15, 2014

Learn more about future plans for Downtown Transit at the KCATA’s Public Community Meetings on July 17.

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Parson Staff Goes the Extra Mile

July 8, 2014

Four Parson & Associates staff members earned the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour Construction Industry Outreach certification. The course covers OSHA safety training on basic construction site hazards.  Certification allows Alex, Donna, Gina and Meghan to get up close and personal at project work sites (wearing hardhats and steel-toed shoes, of course). As […]

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Technology Meets the Road

June 26, 2014

Congratulations to Uber, a Parson client, for establishing a presence in Kansas City. Uber is a ride-sharing company based in San Francisco, California and operating internationally.  Customers access and request Uber services through a mobile phone app. The app allows customers to customize their travel choices,  track driver location and receive an estimated fee online. […]

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Looking Ahead to 2015 City Council Elections

May 13, 2014

Parson & Associates–with Burns & McDonnell, Black & Veatch and TranSystems–sponsored RUNforKC: Council Candidate Preparation hosted by Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo and GOforKC, on Saturday, April 26 at Burns & McDonnell.  Parson & Associates staff led the planning of the all-day event which focused on educating candidates on current City projects, not only to […]

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The rail has arrived . . .

April 24, 2014

The first truckload of steel rail for KC Streetcar tracks arrived in Downtown Kansas City this morning at 7:30 a.m.  Trucks will continue to arrive with rail for the next 10 days.  Drive by 19th & Walnut and sneak a peek! Meghan Jansen of Parson & Associates serves as spokesperson for KC Streetcar Constructors and will […]

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What’s All the Excitement in Downtown Kansas City this Week?

April 15, 2014

No, it’s not the Miley Cyrus concert at Sprint Center…’s the arrival of the first truckload of rail for the Downtown KC Streetcar! Keep your eyes and ears open this week for the first of the 800 tons of steel rail from Steelton, Pennsylvania to roll in at 19th & Walnut.

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Coming Soon! Your Kansas City Streetcar

April 2, 2014

Preparation and pre-construction activity is underway for Kansas City’s  Downtown Streetcar starter line.  The 2.2–mile north-south line will connect the River Market to Union Station/Crown Center and serve the Central Business District, the Power & Light District, and the Crossroads Arts District.  With 16 station stops along Main Street, this modern streetcar will increase the […]

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