KC Streetcars go for test run

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first KC Streetcar is one step closer to full operation Friday as crews took the streetcar on its first test run.

The test run began at 3:30 a.m. and is expected to conclude by 1:30 p.m.

Members of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority along with other officials are testing for road clearance, traffic visibility and other safety measures.

Needless to say for many people who travel from the River Market to Union Station road construction for the last year has been a pain and Friday is a good day.

The streetcar arrived from Elmira, N.Y., on Tuesday.

The route runs between the River Market and Union Station mainly along Main Street.

Streetcars will make stops about every two blocks. The hope is that the system will eventually spread further south to the plaza and up north.

The first test run will take place along the entire streetcar route on Main Street from Union Station and through the River Market, including 3rd Street, 5th Street, Delaware and Grand.

Click here to follow the progress of the test run on Twitter.