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Announcing the 14th Annual Kansas City Summer Transportation Institute!

June 19, 2017 thru July 7, 2017 (9am – 4pm Monday – Friday) Are you a parent or student looking for an educational summer program?  Look no further.  The Kansas City Summer Transportation Institute (KCSTI) is a three week educational program for upcoming  9th, 10th and 11th graders.  Participants will receive a college experience and […]

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KCSTI 2016 Camp Recap

The KCSTI program began with an orientation for parents and students on June 14, 2016. During the month long institute, the high school students invested time in exploring careers available within the transportation field.  Activities were designed to enhance leadership, teamwork, and career development skills, as well as providing students with an introduction to college […]

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Congratulations to the 2015 Class of #KCSTI Graduates!

On July 14, 2015, students, family members, project staff and community leaders joined together for the annual closing ceremony to celebrate another successful year of the Kansas City Summer Transportation institute. Cindy Terwilliger, Federal Transit Administration gave the opening remarks and served as the emcee for the event. KCSTI was very honored to have Joe […]

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#KCSTI Recap: Days 18 and 19

We are busy getting ready for the KCSTI 2015 Program Graduation tomorrow!  Following are the highlights from our final days of KCSTI 2015.   Day 18: July 9, 2015 The KCSTI students begin the day breaking the concrete they had mixed during the second week of the camp. The students were excited to see how their […]

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#KCSTI 2015 Final Week Highlights: #eitas Transportation Center, Black & Veatch, #BNSF, and mock interviews!

Monday, July 6, 2015 – Day 15 eitas is Jackson County’s SB40, which provides targeted case management to people with developmental disabilities.  They offer a transportation program that serves people eligible for their services in the Kansas City metro area, getting them to workplaces throughout Jackson County. In addition, eitas provides specialized weekend and evening transportation. KCSTI students […]

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#KCSTI 2015, Day 14: #UMKC School of Computing & Engineering and Aviation Technical Services at the #KC International #Airport

July 2, 2015: The day began with a tour of the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, given by academic advisor, Micah Hildreth. Following the tour, Dr. Bob Riggs, UMKC Physics professor, presented a hands-on demo highlighting some of the subjects he covers in his physics courses, such as forces, pressure, and magnetics. Later in the afternoon, KCSTI students continued their journey […]

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#KCSTI 2015 Day 13: Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

July 1, 2015: Students toured the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. They got an inside look at the Air Traffic Control Tower with presenter Les Moore, Air Traffic Manager. Students learned about the operation of the control tower and its function. Did you know the downtown airport tower traffic provides on an average 250 airplane operations […]

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#KCSTI Day 12: KC Street Car and the Federal Highway Administration

June 30, 2015. Students were given a tour of the KC Streetcar production site. We began the tour at Union Station, where Ralph Davis, Assistant Director of KCMO Public Works, provided a brief presentation as well as showed us the rail alignment up close. We continued down the alignment to the River Market area and […]

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#KCSTI Day 11: Metropolitan Community College School of #Business and #Technology

June 29, 2015: Can you believe it’s already the third week of KCSTI?! Today, the participants traveled to Metropolitan Community College School of Business and Technology. They learned all about the MCC system and the benefits of earning a two-year degree, specifically in business or technology. The students were given a tour of the campus where […]

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#KCSTI Day 10: Federal #Railroad Administration & US Army Corps of #Engineers

Friday, June 26, 2015 Students started Day 10 off at the Swinney Recreation Center shooting some hoops and playing volleyball. The students then heard a presentation from the Federal Railroad Administration. They learned about rail safety and how they can protect themselves while driving across railroad tracks. After lunch, the participants participated in a presentation […]

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