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by DaveKCMO
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Not sure if this is on topic or not, but could the light rail or streetcar be sent through the ASB bridge, where the traffic deck used to be? Yes, but you don't want that. The bridge is owned by a railroad. HOA or a new crossing (like O'Neil!). We've looked at it several times and ended with the sa...
by DaveKCMO
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 255
Views: 32739

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

They've really torn up the sidewalk on Main Street. Very excited for this makeover.
by DaveKCMO
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138986

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Keep submitting the feedback survey. Keep submitting the feedback survey. Keep submitting the feedback survey.
by DaveKCMO
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2063
Views: 214844

Re: Misc Crossroads News

The Kenton property was purchased by Shirley Helzberg.
by DaveKCMO
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Couple Updates: I heard at a meeting today that an LR line from downtown KCMO to far down 71 highway (Harrisonville was mentioned) would only cost roughly $700m. Keep in mind that a single highway interchange costs roughly $500million. The ROW already exists and is gov. Owned so The only costs woul...
by DaveKCMO
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138986

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

If dedicated lanes down main are used, is it possible to just lay down some good old gravel and wood or concrete ties instead of poured concrete? I assume that gravel and ties will be used within the CCROW way. It's hard to plow tie and ballast, so expect a concrete track slab. Whether that include...
by DaveKCMO
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138986

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: 1908
Views: 138986

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: 1908
Views: 138986

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: 1908
Views: 138986

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: 2063
Views: 214844

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: 1908
Views: 138986

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: 1908
Views: 138986

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: 1908
Views: 138986

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: 23193

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: 276
Views: 34116

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: 1908
Views: 138986

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: 174

Re: Hong Kong

That's what "Out of Town Talk" is for!

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