Would be nice to see ticket vending machines at most active bus stops whether MAX branded or not - where it takes time for many to board bus. Is it the smart kiosk that provides ticket vending, emergency call button and security cameras? If not makes sense to be an all-in-one box and plant these at major bus stops.
Or is the smart kiosk the same as City Post along streetcar line? Either way, a combo kiosk could be something to consider for KC Kiosk 2.0 if not already there. The ticket vending part could be designed as an optional module for the kiosk where needed.
edit: And does the vending machine take bills/coins? Will be curious to see how secure they are from breaking open. The 'smart city' thing to do would be to allow phone payments and CC/debit card only, though there are those who only have cash/coin.