Search found 15900 matches

by DaveKCMO
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159468

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

"Watch" party on Wednesday evening at the new Whole Foods: https://www.facebook.com/events/1524433544335427/
by DaveKCMO
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 38
Views: 5348

Re: Detroit

Also, a short section of their streetcar is center-running:

Image
by DaveKCMO
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 38
Views: 5348

Re: Detroit

From yesterday:

Image
by DaveKCMO
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 262
Views: 36879

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

WoodDraw wrote:I'm out of town. If this opens up, will someone report back?


They're claiming Tuesday now.
by DaveKCMO
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159468

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!
by DaveKCMO
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Traders on Grand
Replies: 74
Views: 17060

Re: OFFICIAL - Traders on Grand

My advance hard hat tour:

Image

Image

Image

Image
by DaveKCMO
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Downtown Masterplan

An actual downtown master plan should be starting soon. Can’t recall if it was funded or not though, but it’s been discussed as happening.
by DaveKCMO
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 455
Views: 56354

Re: 18th and Vine

New upscale Steak and Oyster restaurant featuring live jazz coming soon. The chef/owner is a fantastic restaurateur and supporter of the arts. http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=3vkjasVF6dT4B4mFlQxGDc08ipQJONohJC2jxk0kO2v1DQL3NlzKzGifS01CJMUt Authorizing the Director of Gen...
by DaveKCMO
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 7104

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Eon Blue wrote:According to this 1925 atlas, there were turning wyes at Prospect and Indiana on those lines. There was no through service east of main, though.

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/U ... City+1925/


Well that certainly confirms it. Thanks for the correction, all! I'll let Tom know.
by DaveKCMO
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 93469

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

normalthings wrote:Would it require state approval to increase transit tax capabilities?


Yes. There's an authorization on the books now, but it's for the Missouri counties and requires some other items to trigger it (MARC, I think?).
by DaveKCMO
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 7104

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

It's never been studied and that hill might be an issue, although it was there when the previous streetcar system was in place.
by DaveKCMO
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 7104

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

From the Biz Journal article: In the long term, James said he hoped to see an east-west extension in the streetcar’s future, as was proposed in 2014. Voters rejected the larger effort to extend the streetcar to the Country Club Plaza, as well as east on Independence Avenue and Linwood Boulevard. “It...
by DaveKCMO
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Divide MO into two states?
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Divide MO into two states?

No.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159468

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

beautyfromashes wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:The TDD is a stable source of revenue for 30 years. That's actually more attractive than fare revenue.

That wouldn’t be equity then. It’d be a loan based on sales and property tax revenue.


A fare wouldn't be equity either.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159468

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

beautyfromashes wrote:Why would someone take an equity position in the streetcar when it doesn’t produce any revenue with no fare? How would they get their money back?


The TDD is a stable source of revenue for 30 years. That's actually more attractive than fare revenue.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Voter registration
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Voter registration

I would go to the KCEB office (assuming you're in the KCMO part of Jackson County) and sit there until they figure it out. Unfortunate, but an in-person visit is probably the only way to resolve (other than reporting them to the SOS).
by DaveKCMO
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 93469

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Apologies. KCMO is tapped out for transit sales tax capacity. This pre-K effort must be a separate authorization from the state (education? eco devo?), which The Star article doesn't address.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159468

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

While there may technically be a path to "pay as you go" with a non-city, non-TDD equity infusion (I would support this!), issuing debt is assumed in the financials. The debt could be issued by anyone, but leading contenders are the city, TDD, or KCATA.
by DaveKCMO
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 93469

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

A simple high quality bus service from downtown to KCI would suffice. We do need that - have it stop downtown and and Union Station. you mean the 229 bus that we have now? RideKC should just put up some billboards that inform people they can take the bus to the airport now, and see if people actual...
by DaveKCMO
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2080
Views: 159468

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Correct. The ballot language does not specify that the remaining capital be federal or "in hand". So, would just have to come from some other source outside of the district, correct? This couldn’t be from a loan based on fare revenue though as this would be considered in district, right? ...

Go to advanced search