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by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 48
Views: 4402

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

^ I was thinking the same thing with my earlier post, but I also wonder whether we should be running rail out to the suburbs at a huge cost instead of pushing for the stadiums to be moved closer in on existing transportation options. For the 100s of millions needed to run rail, I’d rather them spend...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 48
Views: 4402

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

kboish wrote:
AllThingsKC wrote:So what are the chances KC can be a host city and who is KC's real competition?

In short, we have a pretty good chance.

Watch out! I got ripped in half for saying that a few months ago in the airport thread.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 48
Views: 4402

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

I think the only additional thing I would like is some rail train service to TSC. Probably a pipe dream, but drunk soccer fans traveling from the stadium to hotels would be dangerous.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159442

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

A fare wouldn't be equity either. A fare would be revenue for someone who bought the streetcar (equity). That’s why I’ve been so confused by that term. No one is going to buy the streetcar unless they get the revenue from it, the fare, or some other form of revenue or benefit from it. So, I was try...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159442

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:The TDD is a stable source of revenue for 30 years. That's actually more attractive than fare revenue.

That wouldn’t be equity then. It’d be a loan based on sales and property tax revenue.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159442

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Why would someone take an equity position in the streetcar when it doesn’t produce any revenue with no fare? How would they get their money back?
by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159442

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:A loan is not funding, it's financing.

Yep. Sorry if this made the post difficult to understand.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159442

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^ I understand what you’re saying about flexibility, but it also totally changes what you are asking residents to approve with elections like the one we are currently in. What is being communicated is that there is every intention that there would be no fare and would be significantly funded by fede...
by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159442

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:Correct. The ballot language does not specify that the remaining capital be federal or "in hand".

So, would just have to come from some other source outside of the district, correct? This couldn’t be from a loan based on fare revenue though as this would be considered in district, right?
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159442

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Not sure I understand. If you don’t get federal funds and borrow for the initial construction, what would you borrow against? Wouldn’t this require longer payment of tax revenues within the district? Plus, wasn’t the funding mechanism set up to only collect funds if matching federal funds were in pl...
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159442

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Seems an extension would be built more quickly since builders would have more experience in construction from the starter line.
by beautyfromashes
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 230
Views: 14930

Re: 13th and Grand tower

I've heard the original "Copaken twisty tower" is no longer a thing and something new is afoot for this parcel. Very, very early negotiations with mid-large metro company. I’d give it a 10% chance of happening. The twisty tower is basically just a placeholder when marketing. I’d anticipat...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 690
Views: 52948

Re: Capping the Loop

^ Is there a way for Cordish to pay for it but have it deeded back to the city after so many years?
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 93463

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

At the Price Chopper in Brookside when Clay shoved clipboard in my face on the way in. Avoided it like the plague, gave the death stare and kept walking. But, guy behind me actually says, “Go Fuck Yourself!”. Very un-Kansas City like so I was a little shocked, but then a proud smile lit my face. May...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159442

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

anonkcmo wrote:Of course stops are needed, but the main goal is to connect the RCP seamlessly and QUICKLY.

Time to dump some of those extra DT stops then!
by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!
Replies: 2442
Views: 167256

Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

bobbyhawks wrote:West Bottoms is my preference for DT-area soccer stadium.

Mine would be the area next to the Tension Envelope building with that building converted into a better use.
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 37
Views: 3573

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Seems there should be a way to put a tunnel entrance into the museum there.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5308
Views: 394375

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

ldai_phs wrote:Unpopular Opinion: the grey streetcars are ugly.

I’ve always been confused: Is it grey or gray?
by beautyfromashes
Thu May 31, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 727
Views: 66167

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

I’d rather have a mainland airport than London. Give me AMS, CDG any day as the rail connections would be much better to other destinations. Perhaps international business travelers would think differently. On incentives: it seems that other cities in the region would have a large benefit to an MCI ...
by beautyfromashes
Thu May 31, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 727
Views: 66167

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

^ if so, not a great rollout problem. Of course, it’d be a NS so at least my bag would arrive correctly...hopefully. Hope it’s fixed. I’ll look again in a few weeks when making up my mind in destinations.

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