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by DaveKCMO
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Heart of America Rapid Transit
Replies: 32
Views: 845

Re: Heart of America Rapid Transit

It almost seems like there needs to be a rail aspect, albeit a small one, to sell a regional tax to the area. Is there enough buzz in a bus only proposal? Polling will lead the way. I'm convinced rail isn't necessary for a yes vote because it won't work in the counties that need to start contributi...
by DaveKCMO
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Heart of America Rapid Transit
Replies: 32
Views: 845

Re: Heart of America Rapid Transit

1. No route beyond the urban core would score well for federal transit IMO (see the 2008 light rail plan). 2. Rail is very expensive to build and only getting more expensive -- local money spent on capital won't ever be available for operations. 3. If you add rail to one part of the region, others w...
by DaveKCMO
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Heart of America Rapid Transit
Replies: 32
Views: 845

Re: Heart of America Rapid Transit

A few semi related questions: -What do you see our streetcar system looking like in 5,15,20, and 50 years? -When do you think we will expand north to NKC? -When do you think we will expand east/west? -Is there any place you envision an additional N/S line? -How far do you believe we will expand in ...
by DaveKCMO
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 44
Views: 4051

Re: Affordable Housing

Did ANYONE here go to the housing plan update meetings? Just me? *crickets*
by DaveKCMO
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Heart of America Rapid Transit
Replies: 32
Views: 845

Re: Heart of America Rapid Transit

Sorry, gents. There will be no rail -- light or heavy -- in your lifetime south of UMKC or north of NKC... especially not to the airport. The ridership, density, and federal support just isn't there. If you disagree, go sell the shit yourselves to elected officials once they get the price tag (or ac...
by DaveKCMO
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)
Replies: 303
Views: 45811

Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

kaleo/health/whatever concept
:roll:
by DaveKCMO
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 569
Views: 27901

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

gfenn11 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Lime pulled out of the market until Spring. All staff at the warehouse were laid off unexpectedly.
Not all...
by DaveKCMO
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities
Replies: 566
Views: 61118

Re: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities

Loop Trolley has a lengthy single track section, for one. Vehicle cost is major, especially if refurb.
by DaveKCMO
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1878
Views: 226226

Re: Westport

by DaveKCMO
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 777
Views: 104104

Re: Troost developments

Troost Renaissance: Revitalization or Gentrification? Or Can It Be Both? https://www.inkansascity.com/innovators ... QxaG5_-Ukw
by DaveKCMO
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 345
Views: 50927

Re: New Broadway Bridge

At least there will be some nice new unobstructed driving views from it. The south end will still have to be very elevated like the current bridge and then the new ramps connecting to the freeway on the bluffs. I imagine there will be not pedestrian considerations? There MUST be pedestrian/bike acc...
by DaveKCMO
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2375
Views: 287619

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Specifically, I think it's Christ Community Church, which currently uses a smaller storefront next to the old Sundry space on Baltimore.
by DaveKCMO
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2375
Views: 287619

Re: Misc Crossroads News

beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:14 pm
Hearing that OfficePort is selling to a church.
Confirmed.
by DaveKCMO
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 345
Views: 50927

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Does that have any impact on obtaining funding for the streetcar extension? I assume the riverfront streetcar was not selected this round. Main street extension is seeking a different grant program (New Starts) and we're expecting the initial scoring very soon. We need a "medium" or above to advance.
by DaveKCMO
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 345
Views: 50927

Re: New Broadway Bridge

$25 million TIGER grant for the new O'Neil Bridge: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politic ... 27595.html

This is the region's third TIGER grant (regional bus investments and downtown streetcar were awarded previously).
by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 44
Views: 4051

Re: Affordable Housing

‘There’s just not enough scooters’: KC councilman pursues tax for affordable housing: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article222604395.html One solution, offered Wednesday by Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner, would boost Kansas Citians’ property tax rate to raise about $4 million per y...
by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 59
Views: 11115

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

Opus' mixed-use poised to trigger Westport Road redevelopment: http://www.metrowiremedia.com/news/opus ... evelopment
by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building
Replies: 245
Views: 42808

Re: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building

Phase 2 status:

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by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)
Replies: 109
Views: 22506

Re: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)

Scaffolding is coming down.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 481
Views: 58413

Re: KC Bike share

Collison has quite a bit more about e-bikeshare hitting KC, apparently not many cities have e-bikeshare... https://cityscenekc.com/shared-e-bikes-rolling-into-downtown-soon-kc-among-nations-first/ B-cycle is only piloting e-bikes in a few select cities. Motivate/Lyft -- the US' largest municipal bi...