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by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1882
Views: 137021

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

This has a great many residents of Union Hill in a tizzy. I haven't any facts, but I would bet UH had some of the highest voter participation in the district. People feel they got a bait and switch. The petition already has over a hundred names and it will be circulated tomorrow when there is an in...
by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1882
Views: 137021

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^ Why does “quantity matter”? Of course you will get more response from those wanting the 31st St stop since you’re planning to take it away. This decision shouldn’t be made by tics on a survey. If it has to be between two stops, let the experts decide based on ridership numbers. The proposal was b...
by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1882
Views: 137021

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Stop spacing is a challenge. There are standards, which the team is trying to adhere to, that will improve travel times. Adding stops matters more than you think, otherwise we wouldn't be having this conversation. IF WE DON'T IMPROVE TRAVEL TIME, THE PROJECT MAY NOT SCORE WELL FOR FEDERAL FUNDING. T...
by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1882
Views: 137021

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The goal was to reduce travel times over the existing MAX. Most of the riders of MAX at 31st are transferring from #31, so to argue for a stop there would be to assume there will be induced demand (which is a valid argument based on experience downtown, but not an argument based on existing data).
by DaveKCMO
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2058
Views: 213418

Re: Misc Crossroads News

KCPowercat wrote:good riddance...they would never clean their sidewalks...

Seems like a great place for a nice outdoor patio restaurant.


Watch this parcel closely. Haven’t heard good rumors.
by DaveKCMO
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1882
Views: 137021

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I don't think our current cars are capable of being coupled together. I think a modification to the coupling system would be required. Would still be cheaper than buying all new trains. Coupling is possible with a vehicle modification. They are light rail vehicles, after all. However, you'd have to...
by DaveKCMO
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1882
Views: 137021

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

A few questions.... The extension will be free to ride right? If so, is the plan to keep it free to ride for the foreseeable future? Fares for the larger system will be decided when the capital cost for both is set, and the decision lies solely with the Streetcar Authority board of directors. The T...
by DaveKCMO
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1882
Views: 137021

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Back to topic, please.
by DaveKCMO
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 220
Views: 22909

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Sexy new upholstery!

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by DaveKCMO
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 273
Views: 33314

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

The hotel will indeed be "21c Kansas City" and the restaurant will be "The Savoy @ 21c". Council is hearing their CID request right now. Our penguin will not be gray -- the color will be announced "in the coming weeks".
by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1882
Views: 137021

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

What if it hits a car? I think I read in the paper there was a crash a while back wasn't there? I hope nobody got hurt. When is this train going to open down to the Plaza? Zero injuries or fatalities since streetcar opened. Most crashes are the fault of drivers and their insurance foots the bill fo...
by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Hong Kong

That's what "Out of Town Talk" is for!
by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1859
Views: 176851

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

Collison confirms that a few parking spaces to the north will be lost to add the patio shown in the rendering.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1882
Views: 137021

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Agreed, but we do like to keep on topic. Back to the Main Street extension, please.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Prospect MAX
Replies: 80
Views: 10868

Re: Prospect MAX

What happens to MAX on Main after the streetcar? Move to Broadway or something? Likely scenario is that the existing service between UMKC and River Market gets reallocated to other corridors (probably not on Broadway). South of UMKC will likely become a "streetcar connector" that terminat...
by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Prospect MAX
Replies: 80
Views: 10868

Re: Prospect MAX

JBmidtown wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:You'll be impressed. Prospect represents a major upgrade to the MAX brand.


Is there any interest to retroactively upgrade the Troost line with these updated amenities?


Yes. There will even be a limited refresh of Main MAX while we wait for streetcar.
by DaveKCMO
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Independence Ave MAX
Replies: 27
Views: 1907

Re: Independence Ave MAX

by DaveKCMO
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3355
Views: 281420

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Made In KC store taking the old American Eagle space: http://www.startlandnews.com/2018/04/ma ... dium=email

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