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by DaveKCMO
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 396911

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. The map shows about 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 traffic. http://kcstreetca...
by DaveKCMO
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 396911

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

The bottom line is, a bit too often there are 2 streetcars bunched together at Union Station even during light traffic periods and the end result is that at some stops it can be a 25 minute wait. If driver at US left when seeing car 'behind' at P&L (like using the streetcar tracker web page) in...
by DaveKCMO
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 396911

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Minor complaints, but: Do they do training 'refresher' sessions for existing operators? Most operators are top-notch, but there is one our household refers to as 'ol hurky-jerky lead-foot. Lead-wrist, I guess is accurate. They accelerate in tiny bursts, like a car driver who tap, tap, taps on the g...
by DaveKCMO
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 396911

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

This has nothing to do with a regular bus rider's perspective because you very likely don't board at a layover point. Streetcar uses the same route management system as KCATA buses, a very intentional decision. The fact that there's a "schedule" -- which no one has ever seen printed becaus...
by DaveKCMO
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 396911

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

We’ve already done that multiple times since launch. Run times are down dramatically (several minutes). Peak times — weekday lunches and Saturday— won’t be able to see big changes with three cars, which is why a fourth car would be added when the new ones arrive next year.
by DaveKCMO
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 396911

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I think he’s wondering why the Union Station stop is so much longer than the others. I’ve wondered the same, why hold at US for several minutes compared to other stops? It's one of two layover points for operators. The other is River Market West. They have to use the restroom on occasion. The US la...
by DaveKCMO
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2083
Views: 227647

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Afterword Tavern at 19th & Grand is getting their final inspection on Monday. Should be open very soon!
by DaveKCMO
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 335
Views: 67532

Re: On-going downtown development projects

ARTerra still has one crane up.
by DaveKCMO
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 671
Views: 73725

Re: Three Light

bspecht wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:What Would Kander Do?

Given how tightly Cordish is tied to the current administration, can't see him giving much favor...


That didn't stop Sly.
by DaveKCMO
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 396911

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 int...
by DaveKCMO
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163589

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

A local lawsuit (or appeal) is always a possibility. Other than that, just delays from the current administration.
by DaveKCMO
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 671
Views: 73725

Re: Three Light

What Would Kander Do?
by DaveKCMO
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 135
Views: 15797

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Applying for another BUILD grant (previously known as TIGER). Still advancing to 30% design.
by DaveKCMO
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 49
Views: 1965

Re: 1800 Walnut

kboish wrote:I really think the term crossroads "traditionalist" is hilarious. People come up with all sorts of ways to not call themselves NIMBY.


You’re welcome. Sometimes I try not to insult my neighbors.
by DaveKCMO
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 396911

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

There’s a preliminary schedule for “six-car” service. Six would never run at once, but four would run with regularity May-October, pending 2019 budget approval. Obviously 805 and 806 must arrive first.
by DaveKCMO
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 49
Views: 1965

Re: 1800 Walnut

shinatoo wrote:How about the Streetcar TDD building a mega garage near a stop, or several garages near stops. It would serve all the people in the TDD and further the vision of why we have the streetcar to start with.


No. We have a dozens of those right now, heavily subsidized.
by DaveKCMO
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 49
Views: 1965

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 pur...
by DaveKCMO
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 49
Views: 1965

Re: 1800 Walnut

by DaveKCMO
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Courtyard/Residence Inn Marriott (16th & Baltimore)
Replies: 269
Views: 37323

Re: OFFICIAL - Courtyard/Residence Inn Marriott (16th & Baltimore)

It appears they've finally landed a tenant: Main Street Tavern is seeking a restaurant liquor license for 1524 Main, which is the retail stall in the garage.

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