Prospect MAX

Transportation topics in KC
JBmidtown
Colonnade
Colonnade
Posts: 742
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:31 am

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by JBmidtown » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:18 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
JBmidtown wrote:The GO bonds passed. What's the word on Prospect MAX?
we got the word out on question 1.

the next step is ensuring the federal grant is delivered. the project was named in obama's last budget, but has yet to receive it's funding agreement (requires a congressional appropriation).
How likely is it that the GOP tries to eliminate the grant?

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16622
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:21 pm

JBmidtown wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:
JBmidtown wrote:The GO bonds passed. What's the word on Prospect MAX?
we got the word out on question 1.

the next step is ensuring the federal grant is delivered. the project was named in obama's last budget, but has yet to receive it's funding agreement (requires a congressional appropriation).
How likely is it that the GOP tries to eliminate the grant?
i won't say "unlikely", but with it already having made it through the process and with Q1 passing the local funding is secured it's got a good change of being rescued from drumpf.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16622
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon May 01, 2017 4:12 pm

congressional appropriators released their FY17 budget omnibuses this morning, fully funding the transit capital investment grant program, which means prospect max will be fully funded if both houses approve and the president signs.

to recap, funding is from three sources:

- kcata via local sales tax revenue
- kcmo via GO bond revenue
- feds via a "small starts" grant

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16622
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu May 18, 2017 8:13 am

high ridership stations for prospect MAX will feature level boarding, a big upgrade for the MAX brand.

earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4555
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by earthling » Thu May 18, 2017 9:45 am

Nice, hope to see level boarding upgraded along other MAX lines as well.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16622
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:36 pm


earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4555
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by earthling » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:42 pm

Image

JBmidtown
Colonnade
Colonnade
Posts: 742
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:31 am

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by JBmidtown » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:17 am

Yo let's get this puppy online already!

earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4555
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by earthling » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:28 am

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.

JBmidtown
Colonnade
Colonnade
Posts: 742
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:31 am

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by JBmidtown » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:00 pm

I need this NOW

JBmidtown
Colonnade
Colonnade
Posts: 742
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:31 am

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by JBmidtown » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:40 am

Seriously what's going on with this (and other MAX line studies)? I know MAX lines are not very popular on this board but I think they serve a great purpose providing quick commuter/express service with unique branding. It helps cover routes that likely won't see streetcar anytime soon with a cheap express bus alternative.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16622
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:52 am

JBmidtown wrote:Seriously what's going on with this (and other MAX line studies)? I know MAX lines are not very popular on this board but I think they serve a great purpose providing quick commuter/express service with unique branding. It helps cover routes that likely won't see streetcar anytime soon with a cheap express bus alternative.
still on track for 2019 launch. construction starts in the spring, assuming the feds sign the grant agreement this fall.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16622
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:25 pm

First construction package is out to bid. You can see a prototype of the new stations with integrated smart kiosks at the 3-Trails Transit Center (Blue Ridge & Bannister).

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16622
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:57 am

See the new East Village Transit Center at 4:30pm on March 20 and all of the other downtown improvements being made as part of Prospect MAX:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1442701675856314/

User avatar
grovester
Bryant Building
Bryant Building
Posts: 3721
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:30 pm
Location: KC Metro

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by grovester » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:42 pm


chingon
Hotel President
Hotel President
Posts: 3415
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:47 pm
Location: South Plaza

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by chingon » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:10 pm

That’s the best news I’ve heard in a while. I know it was kind of expected, and I have pretty low expectation of BRT as implemented in KC for any kind of transformative or even really noticeable economic improvement, but I’m really excited. It’s certainly a meaningful transit upgrade for the corridor, and makes for a pretty thorough core coverage grid of good, efficient, regular, frequent, intuitive express service.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16622
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:34 pm

You'll be impressed. Prospect represents a major upgrade to the MAX brand.

JBmidtown
Colonnade
Colonnade
Posts: 742
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:31 am

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by JBmidtown » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:16 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:You'll be impressed. Prospect represents a major upgrade to the MAX brand.
Is there any interest to retroactively upgrade the Troost line with these updated amenities?

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16622
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:18 am

JBmidtown wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:You'll be impressed. Prospect represents a major upgrade to the MAX brand.
Is there any interest to retroactively upgrade the Troost line with these updated amenities?
Yes. There will even be a limited refresh of Main MAX while we wait for streetcar.

User avatar
GRID
City Center Square
City Center Square
Posts: 14274
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:20 pm
Contact:

Re: Prospect MAX

Post by GRID » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:19 am

What happens to MAX on Main after the streetcar? Move to Broadway or something?

Post Reply