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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:17 am

GRID wrote:What happens to MAX on Main after the streetcar? Move to Broadway or something?
Likely scenario is that the existing service between UMKC and River Market gets reallocated to other corridors (probably not on Broadway). South of UMKC will likely become a "streetcar connector" that terminates at the Plaza. Still very preliminary.

Every MAX upgrade requires more operational funding, which has essentially been fixed or in decline (fares, city match, etc.). Prospect MAX will require more operational funding for the higher level of service, and Independence MAX will need the same when it goes live.

A relatively easy cut in these new MAX corridors is the existing local service (25 Troost, 71 Prospect), but those have more vocal constituencies than the 56 that used to run in parallel to Main MAX (which isn't a bad thing).

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:43 pm

Construction has started at 12th & Grand and Petticoat & Main, so you'll see the new MAX look before the end of the year. Both locations will have level boarding for MAX routes.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:52 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Construction has started at 12th & Grand and Petticoat & Main, so you'll see the new MAX look before the end of the year. Both locations will have level boarding for MAX routes.
First concrete pour for Prospect MAX happened this week. This section will be done by the end of the year.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:39 pm

Groundbreaking ceremony with the feds was last week: https://www.transit.dot.gov/about/news/ ... ansas-city

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Re: Prospect MAX

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:40 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:52 am
This section will be done by the end of the year.
Oops! My bad!

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by GRID » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:02 pm

That's a lot of construction for a bus stop. Something substantial needs to go on that block and soon.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:35 pm

GRID wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:02 pm
That's a lot of construction for a bus stop. Something substantial needs to go on that block and soon.
It's a very special bus stop! #1 bus boarding location in the entire region. The snow melt system has taken a lot longer to install than previously thought, but given our winter thus far I think we can say it's a good investment.

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