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by dnweava
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2394
Views: 237097

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I was in LA this week and noticed that their center running light rail allows for left turns. It's possible, but alas KC couldn't wrap their heads around it. I tried. Can you try a little harder before construction? seriously, if we don't go with center running, we are going to regret it for 50 yea...
by dnweava
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 44
Views: 3748

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

Hyperloop freight will be competing with air freight, not trains.
by dnweava
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 44
Views: 3748

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

people keep overlooking the fact that freight is what will make the hyperloop feasible. In our age of exploding internet shopping with people expecting same day/next day deliveries, connecting KC, STL and Chicago is a good spine for their network as they are the top 3 freight rail hubs in the US and...
by dnweava
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 767
Views: 114534

Re: Three Light

sounds like it will be end of 2019 (9-10 months from now) when they plan on applying for construction permits per my source.
by dnweava
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 215
Views: 34992

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

They're idiots if they turn this down. The worst casino and the only one without a hotel. So close to downtown, yet might as well be in Riverside due to the lack of connectivity. To be fair, if people use their parking lots as a park and ride and parking becomes full and it becomes a hassle to try ...
by dnweava
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2394
Views: 237097

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

How many of these decisions are at this phase??? Should curb running keep the existing six lane configuration with part-time bus lanes becoming the track lane or is it better to move to a four lane setup and add all day curb parking? How do you account for places like 4110 Main which is one big cur...
by dnweava
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Heart of America Rapid Transit
Replies: 32
Views: 2777

Re: Heart of America Rapid Transit

What a terrible master plan. When will people understand that there is pretty much ZERO justification for any sort of fixed rail to KCI Airport, let alone heavy rail. Realize that rail doesn't NEED to have justification by itself. Rail to the airport is a great plan when you take away the need for ...
by dnweava
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 84
Views: 8862

Re: Affordable Housing

The entire east side is affordable. We should make it more desirable rather than abandoning huge swaths of the city only to build more sprawl and government subsidized housing when its not needed.
by dnweava
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 579
Views: 36746

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I rode my first one today. Very fun and faster than I expected.
by dnweava
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 578
Views: 51174

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

$100 million aquarium proposed for zoo. $60 mill in private money raised. Ten times the size of the Crown Center aquarium and larger than any in St Louis or Omaha. How will it compare to the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium in Springfield? It is the best aquarium in the region/state. Sea life is a joke...
by dnweava
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown needs larger police presence
Replies: 138
Views: 12001

Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Nope. Per capital will probably go up too. if the numbers are even accurate. I've had my cars vandlized/broken into 4 times in the last year downtown, only reported it once because the police don't do anything about it.... they just let the panhandling/drugies run the neighborhood which was actuall...
by dnweava
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 292
Views: 33570

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

KCPowercat wrote:Yup...2 or 3 bodegas would be very nice.
I'd take a dollar tree/dollar general over a overpriced "bodegas" we already have like the quality hill supermarket or the multiple town news locations any day.
by dnweava
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2394
Views: 237097

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Now that it has officially passed, how soon do we order the streetcars from CAF? And what is the plan for the maintenance facility, will it be expanded or have additional overnight streetcar parking added?
by dnweava
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 123
Views: 16669

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

beautyfromashes wrote:^ How about just rename Cleaver II? Not sure he deserved a street in the first place.
That would be hilarious considering he is the one pushing to rename paseo.
by dnweava
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 123
Views: 16669

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

New idea:

name each streetcar for an iconic person and wrap it in some fancy graphics. 801=MLK, 802= a president, 803= a scientist, etc.
by dnweava
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2394
Views: 237097

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

What an Urban Planner from Amsterdam has to say about our system and extension. Good. But the layout of the proposed route is madness. So many lanes of striped asphalt. Utter waste. Why not import some of the world's best practice and do center-running (grassy) transit lanes with floating transit s...
by dnweava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2394
Views: 237097

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

TheLastGentleman wrote:I'm out of the loop with the streetcar stuff...how many more votes until they get the okay to start construction? Or was this the last vote?
That was the last vote. It is officially locally funded now. They are just trying to get federal funds now.
by dnweava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 4149

Re: Downtown Masterplan

OKC is building a brand new suburban style development after destroying what's already there. That's the exact opposite of what we should do destroying vacant lots, warehouses, and junk yards? nah, it's an upgrade. The area looks like Paseo West industrial area, which I would have no problem demoli...
by dnweava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 4149

Re: Downtown Masterplan

OKC is building a brand new suburban style development after destroying what's already there. That's the exact opposite of what we should do destroying vacant lots, warehouses, and junk yards? nah, it's an upgrade. The area looks like Paseo West industrial area, which I would have no problem demoli...