JBmidtown wrote:Seating. The 71 is always packed. That route definitely needs bigger buses. And, because it's so fun to beat this dead horse, bus shelters couldn't hurt for that corridor.
i hate to break it to you but MAX buses are only ~2 feet longer than a regular #71 bus. you might get one or two more seats.
to reduce crowding you'd need articulated buses or higher frequency (there is no funding for either, as articulated buses would require a new KCATA bus barn).
in this case, upgrading to MAX amenities usually produces a ridership gain. if current buses are overcrowded and frequency is not increased, it could make the situation worse.