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by earthling
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2173
Views: 162519

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: 2173
Views: 162519

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: 2173
Views: 162519

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: 1519
Views: 117706

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: 191287

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: 1519
Views: 117706

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: 2173
Views: 162519

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: 11310

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: 11310

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.
by earthling
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5308
Views: 395763

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

The streetcar had a problem again this morning announcing the next stop before pulling into the upcoming one, confusing everyone. This seems to happen a bit too often. Do drivers have control to sync it up?
by earthling
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1895
Views: 191287

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

The Poke bowl place had a long line before it opened. Thought about trying it but line too long. Will try over lunch next week.
by earthling
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 994
Views: 114287

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Some various KC metro/region claims in this report, some not news. Might need an acct to access... http://cbre.vo.llnwd.net/grgservices/secure/Why%20Kansas%20City%202018.pdf?e=1528998044&h=6bf5117e6e8c062fd379dbef9ef96261 Sorry about the all caps, came that way... THE ANIMAL HEALTH CORRIDOR, ANC...
by earthling
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 53
Views: 11101

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

Large report on KC's industrial/warehouse industry. KC blowing away rest of Midwest in % growth of warehouse space last 10 years. Didn't realize KC is 2nd largest hub for auto manufacturing... Kansas City is the second largest hub for automotive manufacturing in the nation, featuring plants for both...
by earthling
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 457
Views: 45002

Re: KC Bike share

Seattle has the largest dockless bikeshare across 3 systems. Good article on pros/cons and mentions activist haters cutting brake lines, yikes...
https://www.wired.com/story/the-bike-sh ... here-else/
by earthling
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Divide MO into two states?
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Divide MO into two states?

Didn't expect to have a realistically pursuable conversation about this but MO has some issues with reasonable progress that it used consider more pragmatically in the past as a swing state. Division isn't the best answer maybe but dumping southern third of MO sure would help (and MO per capita GDP ...
by earthling
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Divide MO into two states?
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Divide MO into two states?

California is voting to divide into 3 states. Have always thought MO should donate lower one third to Arkansas. Better to become a southern state, divide or donate lower third and get back to a swing state? https://www.yahoo.com/gma/proposal-split-california-three-states-makes-november-ballot-085603...
by earthling
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 66
Views: 4721

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Would think all this event space around downtown would eventually transition to retail space as demand increases, at least some ground floor event space. Downtown has the lowest/best retail vacancy in the metro (consistently under 3%) so maybe sooner than later?
by earthling
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religion...
Replies: 1113
Views: 65767

Re: Religion...

In US politicizing religion might be a factor but that has happened in other periods, especially in the 1950s with borderline state sanctioned theism ('in God we trust' added to coins, 'one nation under God' added to pledge in 1950s) - no shifts away from religion then. Churches have their scandals ...
by earthling
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Afterword Tavern & Shelves- 1834 Grand
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Afterword Tavern & Shelves- 1834 Grand

And RM getting one too.
by earthling
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2173
Views: 162519

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Up and running in six years I'd guess, most optimistic is 4 or so.

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