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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby 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?

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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:21 pm

JBmidtown wrote:
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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.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby 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

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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby 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.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby earthling » Thu May 18, 2017 9:45 am

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

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Re: Prospect MAX

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Re: Prospect MAX

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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby JBmidtown » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:17 am

Yo let's get this puppy online already!

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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby 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.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby JBmidtown » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:00 pm

I need this NOW

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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby 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.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby 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.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Postby 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).


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