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Re: Main Street MAX

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Re: Main Street MAX

Postby earthling » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:45 am

Great to see it actually happening. One downside is that MAX could have been used as a temporary 'free streetcar extender' from Union Station to Plaza until streetcar line extension completed. Having to walk over to Crown Center takes a little effectiveness out of it. Maybe 47 Line could be used? Wonder if the 47 line will move from Grand to Main through downtown?

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Re: Main Street MAX

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:03 am

Oct. 1 "Catch the MAX" event to celebrate the alignment change: https://www.facebook.com/events/877739485736916/

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Re: Main Street MAX

Postby earthling » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:53 am

Changes for other bus lines Oct 1. Was hoping to see 47 line changed to go down Main instead of Grand downtown but no announced changes...

http://ridekc.org/bulletins/bus-service ... tart-oct-1

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Re: Main Street MAX

Postby gfenn11 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:34 pm

Has the authority thought about purchasing a few articulated buses to use during increased utilization (events, rush hours, etc.)? I was on the Main max last night heading to the art fair and it was standing room only the entire way down at 7:30pm. The 15min schedule could've had something to contribute to this, but otherwise I always see packed MAX buses. I feel like it would be our next big jump into "big city" life.

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Re: Main Street MAX

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:50 am

gfenn11 wrote:Has the authority thought about purchasing a few articulated buses to use during increased utilization (events, rush hours, etc.)? I was on the Main max last night heading to the art fair and it was standing room only the entire way down at 7:30pm. The 15min schedule could've had something to contribute to this, but otherwise I always see packed MAX buses. I feel like it would be our next big jump into "big city" life.


Articulated buses would require a fairly expensive facility retrofit. Better to just run higher frequency, which is what most cities do.

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Re: Main Street MAX

Postby flyingember » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:34 am

I like the idea of articulated, but in this case adding service so people wait less is the clear winning idea.

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Re: Main Street MAX

Postby earthling » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:31 am

Yeah as a bus rider I want more frequent service over larger buses. Frequent service is more important than capacity per bus to bus riders. And being 'on time' isn't as important if a line runs at most every 10 minutes. Larger buses would likely cause less frequent service and less frequent service sucks.

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Re: Main Street MAX

Postby JBmidtown » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:32 pm

When are the new shelters supposed to be added to Grand?

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Re: Main Street MAX

Postby northlandnate » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:44 am

JBmidtown wrote:When are the new shelters supposed to be added to Grand?


I've been wondering the same.

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Re: Main Street MAX

Postby ULCajun » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:23 am

Are they looking into upping the headways? I've noticed drivers are often stalling at stops to keep on schedule after the move. I assume this is because they are now going faster than their schedule?


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