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by earthling
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 397082

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Will give it benefit of doubt there are more logistical things to consider but when we're returning from lunch in RM and it's a 20+ minute wait then seeing two cars bunched at US... gotta wonder if there's more efficient ways to keep all 3 cars moving more optimally. Not an issue often but a bit mor...
by earthling
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 397082

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

So for 3 car runs, two bunched up would be like a 2 car run. At this moment early Sunday morning only 2 cars are running with near zero traffic. The map shows up to 20 min wait after a car leaves any stop, sometimes I've seen 25 min at lunch hour weekdays if 2 bunched up at US with light to avg traf...
by earthling
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 397082

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Ah I was under impression that Google Maps and arrival signs were based on GPS reatlime info, not timetables. Timetable method seems like a last century model for high frequency lines in era of automating realtime info, especially given sophisticated GPS tracking like for autos. But it sounds like y...
by earthling
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 397082

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

It's on a schedule and there's a module in the cab that tells operators how they're adhering to that schedule. Streetcars depart Union Station when scheduled, regardless of when one arrives or casual observation. OTP is in the 90s and what matters is the actual wait time in between departures at in...
by earthling
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 397082

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

The 3 streetcar run doesn't seem to be as consistently efficient as it should be even during lower street traffic periods. I often see the 'layover' at Union Station not take off until the one 'behind' it' is approaching the station or at Xroads stop. Seems the car at US should leave about the time ...
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 49
Views: 1998

Re: 1800 Walnut

That's too bad. Something needs to break up the MCW (Monotonous Cordish Wall) in progress.
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 4966

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Still going with Nichols Rd through Plaza. Has an appropriate if maybe even meaningful irony.
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 49
Views: 1998

Re: 1800 Walnut

Are spots available to allow undeveloped lots losing spaces to use such garages?

One in Xroads and one near Paseo bridge if casino streetcar extension occurs would otherwise have its place in order to allow filling other lots. Near Paseo bridge would keep that many cars out of downtown.
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 49
Views: 1998

Re: 1800 Walnut

Have brought up in past idea of City buying lot along streetcar in Xroads and building a mega garage (surrounded by retail) that serves entire district. This frees up developers to build other surface lots not having to factor much parking while those losing the lot can use the city garage. The purp...
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4432
Views: 316012

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Time to rename this thread... 'New airport' or something.
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 276
Views: 20295

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Thought I'd revive this. Outside a couple new bookstores opening and a CVS renovation, restaurants/bars seem to still dominate new openings downtown. There doesn't appear to be any momentum for a Target type store or any major retail at this point. Should pursuing broader range of retail become a hi...
by earthling
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163689

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Dear peeps/lurkers not convinced of streetcar's purpose or critical of design... One major aspect many (including transit 'analysts') seem to not discuss much is the 'free to ride' nature of the streetcar without the inconvenient fare process to board. It makes the streetcar more like a seamless int...
by earthling
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163689

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

From the Biz Journal article...
Main Street Rail TDD Chairwoman Jan Marcason said it hoped to find out in January whether the project was selected for the federal funding.


Plan B if no Fed funding?
by earthling
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163689

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Streecar passes... https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/06/20/kc-streetcar-main-street-extension-approved.html?ana=e_kan_bn_breakingnews&u=SVqBNSXIzGze5UUcAN0ltg05217013&t=1529515934&j=82248951 The TDD won't begin raising taxes until after a plan is approved for construction ...
by earthling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1522
Views: 118320

Re: Politics

The board also has a libertarian contingent too. Moderate independents too who try not to get caught up in such polarization and attempt to levelset the conversation yet isn't sensationalized enough to consider as reasonable. You know when you watch a cheezy Hollywood movie with someone (of any age...
by earthling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1895
Views: 192107

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Tried the poke bowl place over lunch and liked it. Tried spicy ahi tuna suggested bowl. The options/ingredients are better than other poke places I've tried, including Atlanta and Tampa recently. Tasty, zesty, fresh - great balance. A line was out door entire time but moved fairly fast. Under 10 min...
by earthling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1522
Views: 118320

Re: Politics

US GDP growth trend not really better last two years... https://d3fy651gv2fhd3.cloudfront.net/charts/united-states-gdp-growth@2x.png?s=gdp+cqoq&v=201805301234v&d1=20080101&d2=20181231 Unemployment rate improvement is good but rate of improvement is about same as 2011-2016. https://www.bl...
by earthling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163689

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

3,545 is the final count for @kcstreetcar ballots accepted before the 5pm June 12 deadline... 10% of registered voters in the TDD boundary ("turnout"). 4,770 ballots were mailed & 5,044 were requested. Certified results announced at noon June 20 at Union Station! So given leaders like...
by earthling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 114
Views: 11762

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Get ready for a wave of poke bowl places in city too.
by earthling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 114
Views: 11762

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

So 4 barcade type places in greater downtown area now with Rockafire recently opening too. Can all survive a few years? These are way higher maintenance than a typical bar with a few machines.

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