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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by earthling » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:23 pm

Is likely they have emergency pull things that take out entire window. But still, not being able to open window for some air not great.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:52 pm

FangKC wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:36 pm
I don't like to think about a fixed-window bus plunging into a lake with freezing water and no way to lower the windows to escape.
You could not escape through the operable windows, unless you're four inches wide. There are clearly marked emergency exit windows (and a hatch in the roof), in accordance with federal law, in every single RideKC bus.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:25 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:52 pm
FangKC wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:36 pm
I don't like to think about a fixed-window bus plunging into a lake with freezing water and no way to lower the windows to escape.
You could not escape through the operable windows, unless you're four inches wide. There are clearly marked emergency exit windows (and a hatch in the roof), in accordance with federal law, in every single RideKC bus.
He just wanted to save his cell phone

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by smh » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:11 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:25 pm
DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:52 pm
FangKC wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:36 pm
I don't like to think about a fixed-window bus plunging into a lake with freezing water and no way to lower the windows to escape.
You could not escape through the operable windows, unless you're four inches wide. There are clearly marked emergency exit windows (and a hatch in the roof), in accordance with federal law, in every single RideKC bus.
He just wanted to save his cell phone
He was just trying to end it more quickly.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:26 pm

KCATA hopes to improve service, reduce crime along Prospect corridor
https://www.kshb.com/news/safe-kc/kcata ... t-corridor

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:14 pm

Construction update! http://ridekc.org/bulletins/prospectsto ... fzRPkebY0A

Downtown shelters are being shipped now and will be installed in April:

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Platform progress at Petticoat & Main:

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Platform progress at 12th & Prospect:

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:33 pm

The first shelters were installed today at 12th & Grand:

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At night...

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:30 am

Are these the first shelters installed that face away from the street? Was that done for any particular reason or just that's what worked nest in the physical space?

Looks great btw

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:55 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:30 am
Are these the first shelters installed that face away from the street? Was that done for any particular reason or just that's what worked nest in the physical space?

Looks great btw
The downtown shelters along 11th/12th and Grand will be this cantilevered style that provide more sidewalk space. The ones along Prospect Avenue will be a more traditional orientation.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:08 pm

Great idea. Thanks!

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by normalthings » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:33 pm

@davekcmo. Can Prospect Max be upgraded to articulated bus or streetcar in the future using the same stations?

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:46 pm

normalthings wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:33 pm
@davekcmo. Can Prospect Max be upgraded to articulated bus or streetcar in the future using the same stations?
Probably not. Our CAF streetcars require a 14" curb, while Gillig buses require a 15" curb. The "dynamic envelope" of the streetcar is a lot more fixed than a bus. Federally funded bus infrastructure has to be in service for 10-12 years, depending on the component. By the time that's up, we'd already need to be doing maintenance or replacement (shelters, at minimum).

You'd probably just rebuild the stations by the time the city decided to build streetcar on Prospect.

Remember that only expansion plans of record are Main Street, Riverfront, Linwood, and Independence. Only two of those are partially funded.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:48 pm

18th & Prospect:

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12th & Prospect:

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12th & Brooklyn:

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12th & Grand:

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by smh » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:02 pm

Very nice benches!

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:38 pm

smh wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Very nice benches!
Thanks! They're great for sitting. ;-)

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by snigglefritz » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:37 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:38 pm
smh wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Very nice benches!
Thanks! They're great for sitting. ;-)
BUT THE HOSTILITY! /s

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by flyingember » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:37 am

snigglefritz wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:37 pm
DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:38 pm
smh wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Very nice benches!
Thanks! They're great for sitting. ;-)
BUT THE HOSTILITY! /s
They're supposed to be hosting..... for people who want to sleep on them.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:21 pm

Station construction...

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12th & Prospect

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12th & Brooklyn

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:13 am

That last picture made me reconsider which is the quickest gates to get to via transit. Think it will be this one until main Street extension opens

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:35 am

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:13 am
That last picture made me reconsider which is the quickest gates to get to via transit. Think it will be this one until main Street extension opens
Service every 10 minutes most of the day!

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