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KC Streetcar's vehicle delay causing 'critical' issue

Posted on August 12, 2015

A rendering of the Kansas City Streetcar
A rendering of the Kansas City Streetcar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The city’s streetcar project is experiencing a “critical” issue now that its vehicle manufacturer, CAF USA Inc., has said it may not have the vehicles ready by September, the Kansas City Business Journal reported.

The city placed an $18 million order with CAF USA in November 2013, with the vehicles originally set to be delivered in June. Since that target date was missed, the manufacturer has been charged $1,000 a day, with that total currently reaching more than $60,000. According to city officials, the delivery of the streetcars by September is necessary to meet its spring 2016 launch. For the full story, click here.

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