Streetcar to the riverfront

Transportation topics in KC
User avatar
normalthings
Alameda Tower
Alameda Tower
Posts: 1121
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:52 pm

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Post by normalthings » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:48 am

Does anyone know the reason why they are choosing a concrete slab(expensive) over traditional ballast +ties(cheaper) for the actual river front portion of the expansion?

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16706
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:06 pm

normalthings wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:48 am
Does anyone know the reason why they are choosing a concrete slab(expensive) over traditional ballast +ties(cheaper) for the actual river front portion of the expansion?
So you don't trip over it when walking through the park. You could also bike/scoot across it. Also, it's not *that* much cheaper and there's less expansion in the heat/cold.

User avatar
normalthings
Alameda Tower
Alameda Tower
Posts: 1121
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:52 pm

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Post by normalthings » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:31 am

Cool. Thanks. I had imagined it had to do with either pedestrians or aesthetics

Post Reply