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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by aknowledgeableperson » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:28 am

All of the issues on the ballot will drag out the voting time.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:56 am

new RideKC bus stop markers and survey:

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:50 pm

new printed schedule design:

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:29 pm

changing over to vinyl seats! first vehicles already in service.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by earthling » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:36 pm

^Nice, cloth can get disgusting over time.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:39 pm

earthling wrote:^Nice, cloth can get disgusting over time.
this should also make the bus appear brighter. have you ridden the hope bus with the pink vinyl seats? makes a big difference.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by chingon » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:52 am

earthling wrote:^Nice, cloth can get disgusting over time.
And by "time' I assume you mean "almost immediately".

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:40 am

free rides after 4pm on new years eve: http://ridekc.org/news/christmas-and-new-years-day-2017

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by flyingember » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:27 pm

Has anyone created a map overlaying bus service with school zones showing amount of free/reduced lunches metro-wide?

Could give an interesting view of where the gaps in coverage age.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by flyingember » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:07 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:The 595 route is being extended to the Gardner/Edgerton Intermodal

http://ridekc.org/bulletins/595-adds-se ... stics-park
http://ridekc.org/assets/uploads/route-maps/595mwk.png
this is great but it shows one problem with the bus system

why couldn't this line go further east? seems like a lost opportunity to require everyone who doesn't live west of US 71 to make a transfer

can't have every route go everywhere but why not one of them?

have this terminate at 27th and Indiana and you're created demand for east side housing that has a way to get to work via the bus

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by longviewmo » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:23 pm

Thought I noticed a bus stop outside of the Amazon warehouse... this would explain it.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by shinatoo » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:07 am

1.5 hours on a bus each way! Holy shnikies!
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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by flyingember » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:22 am

shinatoo wrote:1.5 hours on a bus each way! Holy shnikies!
Think longer.

How long does it take to get to downtown from Independence Ave around Lykins Sq and what's the average wait for a transfer downtown?

I bet the actual trip for their target worker is more like 2-2.25 hours.

This is why this bus route is for people who haven't yet bought a car.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by shinatoo » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:46 am

flyingember wrote:
shinatoo wrote:1.5 hours on a bus each way! Holy shnikies!
Think longer.

How long does it take to get to downtown from Independence Ave around Lykins Sq and what's the average wait for a transfer downtown?

I bet the actual trip for their target worker is more like 2-2.25 hours.

This is why this bus route is for people who haven't yet bought a car.
I got that number from looking at the schedule, not from "thinking".
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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by flyingember » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:25 pm

shinatoo wrote: I got that number from looking at the schedule, not from "thinking".
You can find plenty of examples of longer times.

If you need to get there by 8am you have to hop on the bus at 6:43am downtown for the 7:42 dropoff.

Transferring from bus 24 there's a ~6:39 at 13th and Holmes, but that's risking missing your bus and you need time to walk between stops.
So you take the bus before that gets there at 6:23. That bus arrives near your home around Benton at about 6:07am.

That's two hours getting to work.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:42 pm

if you don't want a 2 hour bus commute to downtown, don't live in a sparsely populated suburb 30 miles away.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by flyingember » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:57 pm

KCPowercat wrote:if you don't want a 2 hour bus commute to downtown, don't live in a sparsely populated suburb 30 miles away.
it's a combination that amazon located too far out and the bus is too slow to use it to get here

HOV lanes could help dramatically in these kinds of cases

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by grovester » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:02 pm

Pretty sure there is bus on shoulder all the way out there fwiw.

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