beautyfromashes wrote:^ Thanks! This was very helpful. So, most all decisions seem already made except perhaps you wanting a center lane configuration and allowing for public input on that option. Most stops are already chosen due to bus connection but could be some slight adjustments of exact stop on on intersection (NE vs SE)? Number of cars are determined but will cars run the entire length and then turn around or will DT have extra cars that just do that loop and turn around at US?
there are definitely some stops that are set (but may shift north/south slightly to avoid conflicts): 31st, 39th, plaza, umkc.
up for debate (IMO -- not official!):
- the exact location of a "crown center south" stop
- whether we need every stop in the closely-spaced MAX midtown cluster (31st/armour/linwood*)
- do we need a 45th street stop? it not heavily used today.
every stop provides access, of course, but also slows travel time. it's a balance!*if you eliminated a linwood stop, you could at a stop if we extend east on linwood just east of main after the streetcar turns to serve midtown marketplace.
all cars are planned to operate the full length of the line -- including riverfront, if constructed. nextrail had a lot of operational scenarios because of going east at both independence and linwood (those won't be precluded in the main street design).