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by enough
Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Union Station Bus Terminal?
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Re: Union Station Bus Terminal?

re: location of a new intermodal terminal: repeating my post from 2005 (!): the city's focus plan envisions an intermodal passenger terminal between main and grand. kcata holds the right to use space for that purpose within a future building that might be constructed at that site (current pershing s...
by enough
Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 348
Views: 77158

Re: On-going downtown development projects

re: cordish residential tower: without qualification, more new housing downtown is to be celebrated. however: 1 - how can a building that is getting $10m in public incentives be characterized as "market rate?" 2 - subsidizing new housing with the expectation that the increased supply will cause rent...
by enough
Fri May 24, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Metcalf BRT
Replies: 80
Views: 7140

Re: Metcalf BRT

signal priority is, in my opinion, more a hypothetical benefit than a real one. it's all in how it's implemented by the traffic engineers -- e.g., how far behind schedule does a bus have to be before it triggers signal priority, and then how many additional seconds will the green light be extended? ...
by enough
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Transit from KCI > Downtown
Replies: 60
Views: 5851

Re: Transit from KCI > Downtown

here's a short write-up about the new route 129 service to kci from transit action network.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58867268@N03/8610626794/
by enough
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 229
Views: 32282

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

good points. also, where does one go out in the real world to find an actual map of bus routes?
by enough
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 229
Views: 32282

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

...but in the meantime, what would it take to get MAX Orange to run every bus to UMKC rather than every other bus? i agree. during the csa i asked the ata people about extending the orange line to umkc and they said they tried hard but couldn't make it work. (it's more complicated than just telling...
by enough
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 229
Views: 32282

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

for additional max service on weekends when the demand appears to be evident, the problem isn't the number of buses, but the cost of sending the drivers out in them. there are 28 max buses in all, and current sunday service on the two max routes requires fewer than a third of them. i fully agree tha...
by enough
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 229
Views: 32282

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

city council voted in 2010 (ordinance 100951) to restore funding from half-cent sales tax to kcata for public transit. now city council wants to go back on that promise and force kcata to spend down its reserves and/or cut service and/or raise fares. ordinance 130173, to be heard wednesday (tomorrow...
by enough
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: NPSG MAX tour
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: NPSG MAX tour

^^^ftr, neha. @nehasbhatt
by enough
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Sosa's on 39th (Nichols/Mama's location)
Replies: 22
Views: 4035

Re: Sosa's on 39th (Nichols/Mama's location)

what are people thinking about sosa's? i've been concerned to see so few cars outside when i have gone past at 7:30.
by enough
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2233
Views: 191549

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

good discussion. it's obvious that we need to be thinking about a lot more than simply running streetcars down the middle of main street. [1] - streetcar phase ii is a terrific opportunity to re-think the whole 47th / ward parkway / main / nichols parkway intersection, including the tennis courts in...
by enough
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Urban exodus strips KC of too many stoplights
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Urban exodus strips KC of too many stoplights

i don't get it. if the city were removing street lights there'd be a legitimate complaint. but stoplights? the city has been replacing signals at dozens of intersections over the past decade or more at a typical cost of about $200k per intersection. they've been able to afford it using federal cmaq ...
by enough
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Sosa's on 39th (Nichols/Mama's location)
Replies: 22
Views: 4035

Re: Sosa's on 39th (Nichols/Mama's location)

still no sign, but sosa's opened for business yesterday.

i had "breakfast" there this afternoon. quite satisfactory.

more important, the owners were on the premises and in active listening mode.

i'm encouraged

ps - move this thread to urban core?
by enough
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Green Impact Zone
Replies: 46
Views: 4818

Re: Green Impact Zone

whether more money is obtained to do further infrastructure work, we should expect an important long-term benefit of the green impact zone project to be the community-building that has taken place along the way.
by enough
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Green Impact Zone
Replies: 46
Views: 4818

Re: Green Impact Zone

there are no guarantees, of course, but don't underestimate the ability of mid-america regional council to find additional resources, whether from the feds or private sources.
by enough
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Missouri Amtrak Service
Replies: 507
Views: 48270

Re: Missouri Amtrak Service

missouri is one of the designated recipient states for the new bi-level cars so we should see it on all or nearly all missouri river runner trains beginning in late 2015. as for missouri river runner speed, top speed on (segments of) the up track bewteen here and st louis is now 79 mph. i'll be surp...
by enough
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 229
Views: 32282

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

service changes for northland routes take effect in april. send comments on current maps and such to metro@kcata.org.
by enough
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Huddle House opens on Monday get your 24 fix ready
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: Huddle House opens on Monday get your 24 fix ready

i ate there the afternoon of the first day. denny's. no character. belongs out in beige county, not in westport. digression: i had eggs and hash browns. hash browns were dehydrated / rehydrated, like at waffle house. i can imagine the multiple industrial processes involved: dig up potatoes, peel mec...
by enough
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Loop?
Replies: 34
Views: 3569

Re: New Loop?

back to the outer loop (topic of this thread), much-improved (rail) transit would be a much smarter investment for the region than another circumferential highway. it's all about getting the region's political leaders (and governor brownback) to see the wisdom of that approach to accommodating the r...
by enough
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5370
Views: 428854

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

transit action network has posted video of the streetcar watch party and victory celebration, including the statements by mayor sly james and councilmen russ johnson and jim glover:
http://wp.me/pV5fE-1ja