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by shaffe
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

The 2026 world cup will have 48 teams and 60 games to host. 40 games in the US works out to at least 12, but possibly 14, sites. Arrowhead was one of 18 venues submitted with the 2022 bid so it's certainly a possibility that KC could make the cut - especially if they were considered a pair host with...
by shaffe
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 97
Views: 4810

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

DaveKCMO wrote:why the hell would you vote no on sidewalks but yes on flood control?


Controlling floods seemed like a good thing. I didn't want to have the city issue $600 million in bonds for sidewalks.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by shaffe
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 97
Views: 4810

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

I went No, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes

I thought the Chastain issue was going to be up today?
by shaffe
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 191
Views: 12641

Re: New Broadway Bridge

there's 8 other bridges. Some people just have to detour onto one of them. Care to name the 8? There's two bridges, six lanes of traffic each way, that serve as a reasonable detour for the tens of thousands who take that bridge every single day. It was a sizeable annoyance when they closed the viad...
by shaffe
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3031
Views: 134202

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Anecdote time! I flew to Chicago this weekend. This afternoon we returned via O'Hare and were through security in 5 minutes. Would have been less than 15 minutes from a curbside drop off via cab/friend to my gate. It was only 20 minutes from the blue line stop to our gate. Traffic, not terminal cons...
by shaffe
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1727
Views: 140106

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Stadium could fit if you take out some industrial buildings on the south side of 19th. That would be the size of current Kauffman land currently (zero parking) Would it face slightly northwest to get a good outfield view? If there was ever commuter rail into Union Station that would be a great plac...
by shaffe
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: TIME TO FREAK OUT AGAIN ABOUT CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT! THE BIG 12 IS DEAD! MAYBE!
Replies: 4304
Views: 122850

Re: TIME TO FREAK OUT AGAIN ABOUT CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT! THE BIG 12 IS DEAD! MAYBE!

Last thing I'll chime in about the insane continued hand wringing about the basketball tournament: Before Missouri left the Big 12 the tournament was held in KC for 11 of 16 years The Big 12 is currently committed to have the tournament in KC for at least 8 consecutive years of the post-Missouri Big...
by shaffe
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: TIME TO FREAK OUT AGAIN ABOUT CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT! THE BIG 12 IS DEAD! MAYBE!
Replies: 4304
Views: 122850

Re: TIME TO FREAK OUT AGAIN ABOUT CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT! THE BIG 12 IS DEAD! MAYBE!

Lets see how many future B12 tourney's KC gets. That is a huge event that is definitely at risk....even if it comes back at, it will be a diminished rate of occurrence. You mean the tournament that has been in Kansas City every year since 2010? The one that has been extended twice since Mizzou join...
by shaffe
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1268
Views: 59493

Re: Politics

I saw on social media a very accurate summation of this election:

Donald Trump is the only person who could have lost to Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton is the only person who could have lost to Donald Trump
by shaffe
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1548
Views: 55778

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Voted yes here. If nothing else I hope it might serve as a kick in the ass to the council to quit pushing aside transit improvement as a citywide need. I won't be upset if it doesn't pass though.
by shaffe
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 97
Views: 4810

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

Since when did the city fix sidewalks? They just made me shoulder $6k in curb and sidewalk repairs for concrete that was less than 20 years old - and still haven't fixed the wastewater inlet part of my property that continues to crumble.
by shaffe
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: KC's IRS center survives closings
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: KC's IRS center survives closings

aknowledgeableperson wrote:Isn't most of the building empty except for the tax season?


Most of the bottom floor is, yes. The second floor and the post office building is pretty filled year round.
by shaffe
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: KC's IRS center survives closings
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: KC's IRS center survives closings

Hey I work at that place! I can't imagine it would really be possible to cohabitate with another tenant unless the IRS was shuttled either totally into the old post office building or totally into the "spec monstrosity". The spec monstrosity in particular is on one hand very adaptable and ...
by shaffe
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Yet More New Hosting
Replies: 31
Views: 5696

Re: Yet More New Hosting

Didn't even notice - which I imagine is a positive.
by shaffe
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 960
Views: 48320

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

It's not really a gerrymander by using an even buffer around the line. To me it's more surveying to see the areas that will vote for it and giving to them what they desire.
by shaffe
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4923
Views: 263299

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

The sad part (for her) is even if the numbers WERE quadrupled, they still exceed expectations (I think).
by shaffe
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1548
Views: 55778

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Well I suppose instead of using just 152 if you were going down Barry to Zona Rosa you could just go east of N. Oak over to Maple Woods and then use 152 from there. As much as I'd like a straight line from NKC down I-29 the N.Oak corridor is a much better candidate for transit as you point out, and ...
by shaffe
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1548
Views: 55778

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Airport to downtown via I-29/169. No reducing road reliance for Second Creek, no access to jobs at Tiffany Springs or NKC, huge bridge crossing problem on the Broadway Bridge. I question where exactly the track will go along 169. It's like he wanted to reduce ridership on the route north of the riv...
by shaffe
Sat May 21, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4923
Views: 263299

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

We ended up taking the MAX from 3rd and Grand to the Music Hall, then another MAX down to Crown Center for dinner at Fritz's. Coming back the MAX was off schedule by a lot so we walked over to Union Station and took a very busy streetcar back up to 3rd and Grand. Was quite a fun day having a legitim...
by shaffe
Fri May 20, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4923
Views: 263299

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Has most of the kinks leading to long wait times and backups along the line been worked out? My daughter has a dance recital at the Music Hall this weekend and with Planet Comicon also going on I might avoid Barney Allis and park at the River Market and take the train instead. I'd hate to sit at RM ...

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