enough wrote:good points. also, where does one go out in the real world to find an actual map of bus routes?
chingon wrote:enough wrote:good points. also, where does one go out in the real world to find an actual map of bus routes?
kboish wrote:chingon wrote:enough wrote:good points. also, where does one go out in the real world to find an actual map of bus routes?
smh wrote:Unfortunately I'll have to miss the meeting on Thursday. However, here are a couple of my thoughts:
1. Straighten Main MAX. Somehow.
2. Eliminate 10th & Main transit center. Replace it with a transit corridor (not a transit mall) running along Grand/Main, etc. your choice. Most buses would make stops along this corridor within a block or so of each other eliminating the need for a transit center where everyone gathers to loiter. Spread the loitering out, eliminate some of the transit center related issues.
3. Develop a frequent network of overlapping downtown lines between the Loop and CC/Union Station. It is nearly true that you can catch a bus w/in 5 minutes of needing one if you're travelling from the Loop to Crown Center/Union Station or vice versa. This fact should be marketed. Maps and brochures should show a bold line with information to indicate any bus on this street moves you within this frequent corridor. And, of course, the ATA ought to adjust bus schedules every so slightly to ensure the existence of this frequent network.
The article also mentions Commuter Rail. Would the site also be part of that?kboish wrote:The ATA owns the park-n-ride lot on the northeast corner of 3rd and grand. They decided there was a better use for it than just a surface parking lot. This is the announcement of their selection of a developer to build on that lot, but they are requiring it to be Transit Oriented Development (TOD) that both retains (or increases) the number of available parking while building a development that is geared towards multi-modal transportation.
Because ATA will retain ownership of the project and likely issue bonds or help in the financing in some capacity- this deal also signifies ATAs entrance as a force into the development of KC...less a passive bus service and more of an active role in how our city is shaped...with a focus on transit.