The Rail has Arrived…

by Gina Boucher on April 16, 2014

KC Streetcar Rail ArrivalThe 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 Public Information Manager for KC Streetcar Constructors during the project.

Meghan Jansen of Parson & Associates serves as spokesperson for KC Streetcar Constructors and will do so for the duration of the project. Meghan handles all media requests, but also mans the 24-hour a day project hotline – (816) 804-8882 – resolving all stakeholders’ questions and concerns regarding the KC Downtown Streetcar starter line.


Rail to Kansas CityNo, 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.


Coming Soon! Your Kansas City Streetcar

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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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A Safer KC – New East Patrol Station Under Construction

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Ground has been officially broken and construction prep is underway at 27th and Prospect in Kansas City, Missouri  in anticipation of the new KCPD East Patrol Station and Crime Lab Campus.  To add to the excitement, Helix Architecture + Design, with Wellner Architects, has released the refined design renderings of the new campus. The $74 […]

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KC Streetcar Expansion Stops at 18th & Vine

September 6, 2013

The KC Streetcar Expansion Project – Next Rail KC – made a stop at 18th and Vine this week to gather public input on the proposed 18th Street Corridor and Independence Avenue Corridor. The three-dimensional corridor models were on display in the Lincoln Building lobby Tuesday through Friday, allowing area residents and business owners the […]

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Omaha Dreamin’

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This week, members of the Parson team took to the road to Omaha, Nebraska to learn more about the success of Davis Companies, the Small Business Association (SBA) 2012 National Small Business Champion of the Year. The SBA designates only one outstanding individual or couple as the National Minority Small Business Champion award recipients. As […]

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Hitting the Streets of Marlborough

July 16, 2013

Recently, the Parson team joined up with the Marlborough Community Coalition, members of the City’s Marlborough Community Center (big kuddos to Brian Dennis), the Urban Ranger Corps, the Center Alternative School summer interns, and the Marlborough Catalyst consultant project team of BNIM, Cole + Rosser, KC Healthy Kids, and Cultivate-KC, to walk the five neighborhoods […]

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Marlborough Catalyst Project Full Speed Ahead!

July 8, 2013

The Parson Team is excited to play a part in the Marlborough Catalyst Project.  Spearheaded by the Marlborough Community Coalition and BNIM, the Marlborough Catalyst Project will provide a consensus-building process for the five neighborhoods of Marlborough.The five neighborhoods that make up the Marlborough community are: Battleflood Heights; Walnut Grove; Marlborough Renaissance; Marlborough Pride; and […]

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Parson Heads to Houston for some Baseball

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I recently had the privilege to travel down to Houston, TX, for the annual MLB Diversity Business Summit. The 2013 MLB Diversity Business Summit is the premier sports employment and supplier diversity trade fair. According to their website, “This event allows job seekers and entrepreneurs the unique opportunity of meeting with MLB’s Clubs at both the […]

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The Streetcar Discussion Continues…

May 31, 2013

The Parson & Associates team is excited to play a role in the next round of Kansas City streetcar discussions. The Kansas City City Council recently approved the $1.89 million dollar contract held by Kansas City-based architecture firm BNIM.  We are also honored to be working alongside Kansas City engineering and architecture firm HNTB Corp., engineering […]

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