KCATA Downtown Transit Public Meetings – July 17

by Gina Boucher on 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

by Gina Boucher on July 8, 2014

Parson Staff Construction Photo 300x225 Parson Staff Goes the Extra MileFour 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 the Public Information Manager for KC Streetcar Constructors, the joint venture managing the Downtown Streetcar starter line construction, Parson & Associates’ Meghan Jansen is required to visit construction sites daily.  “When responding to the concerns of property owners, business owners and residents, it’s important that I experience first-hand the point of view of the stakeholders, as well as the crews,” she said. “Also, being able to enter the construction sites regularly allows our staff to take advantage of the many photo opportunities available on the project.  The photos and video we are able to capture really tell the story of the construction process and let the community experience the process right along with us.”


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…..it’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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A Safer KC – New East Patrol Station Under Construction

March 21, 2014

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’

August 23, 2013

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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