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by flyingember
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

sell the naming rights and keep the service free longer.
by flyingember
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Sue came out again. apparently she has a destination 1 mile away picked out. that's KCK or NKC. I'm hoping she picked KCK because NKC has been known to vote yes on transit initiatives. not that KCK is against transit. If KC came and said, they'd put a line from downtown KCK through the bottoms into...
by flyingember
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Zipper merge: is it the legal way in MO and KS?
Replies: 29
Views: 3067

Re: Zipper merge: is it the legal way in MO and KS?

I see that neither hurting or helping the situation. Traffic is already backed up and just crawling along. Shooting up just shortens the line and gets those behind the truck further up the line. Traffic ahead is already bumper-to-bumper with the result being that traffic doesn't have to worry about...
by flyingember
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Sue came out again. apparently she has a destination 1 mile away picked out. that's KCK or NKC. I'm hoping she picked KCK because NKC has been known to vote yes on transit initiatives. not that KCK is against transit. If KC came and said, they'd put a line from downtown KCK through the bottoms into ...
by flyingember
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City Office Data
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Kansas City Office Data

This shows Q1 compared to other cities. http://www.colliers.com/en-US/~/media/Files/Global/ResearchReports/naofficehighlightsq12012.ashx Downtown KC has among most Class A/B/C rentable office space compared to other Midwest cities yet has among lower vacancy. Page 7. Earthling, is there a way to ac...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

thought to encourage use on principal. while it's free put up a sign at each station with something like. "free rides funded thanks to the -TDD name-" (but more diplomatic/legally approved). we need a notice sign so everyone from out of town knows it's free and to thank downtown then coordinate in a...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

figured out my tax math confusion. 0.5% parks tax goes into effect Jan 1. thus the state hasn't added it on yet to their tax rates document So 10.35% will be correct Jan 1 with a streetcar 1% too. that's about the same as Chicago and their sales tax rate sure doesn't keep people from visiting there....
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

actually, the streetcar looks to overlay two if the Performing Arts TDD is also downtown.

I really doubt you couldn't have two as long as they serve different purposes.
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Can someone break down how the sales tax is split up for say a beer at Flying Saucer after the streetcar passes? luckily the city has a nice document the finance department puts out. I think it's from 2011 so I added the August sales tax item to the list. almost half goes to KC stuff. 3.0% general ...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

when's the last MARC vote happen?
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New All-Way Stops Signs on Meyer Blvd
Replies: 19
Views: 2123

Re: New All-Way Stops Signs on Meyer Blvd

Yeah, yeah, I know they may well cost a small fortune due to inane procurement rules or whatever. ... But flyingember is right to point out that it's not a choice between stop signs or sitting at needless red lights. Motion- and inductive sensors for controlling traffic lights have been around for ...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 163560

Re: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network

There has been a Mark One trailer truck with a big spool of fiber across from the WalMart at 72nd and N.Prospect for the last 4 to 6 weeks. Maple Woods Community College is right down the hill and Oak Park High School is close to here as well. Appears Kansas City North may be sooner than later. the...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New All-Way Stops Signs on Meyer Blvd
Replies: 19
Views: 2123

Re: New All-Way Stops Signs on Meyer Blvd

long-term what makes sense is to put lights on high traffic through streets. sensor control them to maximize through traffic on the road and change only when needed. put roundabouts or traffic circles where both ways have lots of traffic and there's space. places like North Oak and Vivion would be p...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

check out the track detail on page 7 of the pdf http://www.kcmo.org/idc/groups/publicworks/documents/publicworks/ocs879231-103054.pdf looks like they want to put the maintenance facility at 2nd and Holmes this could also help provide an easy way to connect a commuter rail line into the system withou...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

chingon wrote:
flyingember wrote: only 600 ballots requested. 550 returned.
Sounds generous.
I totally didn't expect to under estimate the number of ballots requested
by flyingember
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 163560

Re: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network

Has anyone actually seen a list of fiberhood deadlines anywhere? That's the odd thing—they're warning us about deadlines, but the only one I've seen is the one mentioned in the blog post. the deadline is before construction starts you've only seen one mentioned because only one area has a deadline ...
by flyingember
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1834
Views: 218253

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

I knew where it was years before, but I first went to Westport on my own when I was 17. A group of us from the school paper waltzed into the Entercom office without an appointment and managed to get into a sound booth for a piece. Back then it had a worse reputation. Fast forward 15 years and I'd sa...
by flyingember
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Zipper merge: is it the legal way in MO and KS?
Replies: 29
Views: 3067

Re: Zipper merge: is it the legal way in MO and KS?

the extra length is to provide for a buffer. at 55mph you need to be merging already well before you hit the end of the road, not moving in at the last minute what really needs to happen is they provide the extra length for emergencies but paint is as an area not to drive on. in the end, it's less a...
by flyingember
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I'm not saying to raise the rates inside the TDD, I'm suggesting doing something similar across the entire city on all paid parking. lots, garages and on street. regardless of who pays. a corporate garage where a business pays, a portion will be taxed. put it on a scale or something. then use the mo...
by flyingember
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439367

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

something like keeping the starter line segment free as long as the TDD is in effect makes sense. if they replace it with a citywide tax that's not a bad time for a change. but if they want to get the special downtown money give downtown the bonus of being able to ride to any station inside the TDD ...