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Next stop, shelters at the crossroad

of function and community-first design.

Running from the River Market on the north end to Union Station and Crown Center on the south, the Kansas City Streetcar, which opened to the public in May 2016, connects all the downtown neighborhoods with 16 platform stops and 2 miles of track. Streetcars arrive approximately every 10-minutes during peak hours and since they are fare-free, visitors and residents alike can easily explore Kansas City on their schedule. In fact, during the first two months of operation, the streetcars carried nearly 400,000 passengers.

16

platform stops connecting the Kansas City metro.

200,000

passengers a month ride down the 2 miles of track to reach their final destinations.

 

Dimensional Innovations partnered with HDR Design, KC Streetcar Authority, KC Public Works, Streetcar Constructors, and local business owners to value engineer and fabricate 13 streetcar shelters and 16 marker signs. The steel and aluminum shelters feature edge-lit glass panels, a tough acrylic roof, and a custom ipe wood seat. The streetcar markers proved more difficult to engineer and fabricate than the shelters with their routed letters inlaid between two pieces of highly polished five-inch-thick acrylic.

 
Civic + Transit From bus and rapid transit shelters to digital signage systems, we view every transit project as an opportunity to move people, tell a story, connect communities and infuse fun into functional. And all of our work is proudly designed and made in the USA.
 

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Mike Trio

Associate Principal / Vice President of Transit Division

One of DI’s fearless leaders, Vice President of Estimating and Purchasing, Mike Trio builds the overall caliber of the organization, overseeing and driving the business strategy for DI and its employees. He leads strategy and... more about Mike Trio Mike Trio Mike Trio Associate Principal / Vice President of Transit Division

One of DI’s fearless leaders, Vice President of Estimating and Purchasing, Mike Trio builds the overall caliber of the organization, overseeing and driving the business strategy for DI and its employees. He leads strategy and development for both project estimating and material procurement.

Mike’s career began in manufacturing – his degree is in metal fabrication – and moved to installation and then to estimating. He can claim more than 35 years experience, 18 of those with DI, though you’ll never hear him brag about it.

With every project at DI coming across his desk at some point, he claims no favorites, adding they all offer something different than the previous. Mike most values DI’s culture that allows every employee a voice on the project, ensuring the entire team strives for excellence in every project, for every client.

A family man, Mike’s time is spent with his wife, three children and five grandchildren, as well as the family dog who waits at the front door for him to get home every evening. He’s also a devoted outdoorsman, spending time hiking, gardening, fishing and hunting.

Ashley Elliott

Ashley Elliott

Client Development Representative

Ashley values meaningful relationships and the importance of positive experiences.  She has five years of sales experience and is passionate about driving company growth through new relationships from creative strategies. She is always... more about Ashley Elliott Ashley Elliott Ashley Elliott Client Development Representative

Ashley values meaningful relationships and the importance of positive experiences.  She has five years of sales experience and is passionate about driving company growth through new relationships from creative strategies. She is always up for a challenge and drives business efforts in several verticals which include: transit, cultural, healthcare, entertainment, retail and strategic partnerships.

 

Ashley loves to be outside on long walks with her dog, Murphy, trying out new recipes, playing tennis and cheering on the Jayhawks with her family and friends. Ashley graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Journalism in Strategic Communications with a Business Minor.

 
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