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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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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:42 am

First level boarding platform is complete! Shelter/kiosk install, vehicle testing, and operator training will take place here soon.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:07 am

How far off is petticoat?

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:29 am

KCPowercat wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:07 am
How far off is petticoat?
We've had a few issues there, beyond the concrete pours (electrical, complications with the underground garage). At least the end of February.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:36 am

Thanks

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by smh » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:38 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:29 am
KCPowercat wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:07 am
How far off is petticoat?
We've had a few issues there, beyond the concrete pours (electrical, complications with the underground garage). At least the end of February.
Underground garage you say? Is that the Commerce garage? I didn't realize it went underground.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by flyingember » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:42 am

The entrance to the One Petticoat Lane garage is off Walnut. It doesn't connect to the Commerce garage off Main as I recall.

So probably the former.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by smh » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:21 pm

flyingember wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:42 am
The entrance to the One Petticoat Lane garage is off Walnut. It doesn't connect to the Commerce garage off Main as I recall.

So probably the former.
Ahh yes, forgot about that one.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:57 pm

The One Petticoat garage wall is right under Petticoat's curb. :shock:

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:02 am

New MAX buses -- a preview of the fleet that's coming for Prospect MAX -- are in service now on Main and Troost. Features include new seat vinyl seats, fixed windows, USB charging, new interior lighting, onboard video screens with real-time route location, new paint scheme, and more leg room. All of the vehicles are powered by CNG, with two new electric buses arriving later this year.

https://twitter.com/RideKCTransit/statu ... 4870618113

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:07 am

I'm mixed on the fixed windows. I know they make for annoying rattling but sometimes I've needed a fresh breeze.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by earthling » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:25 am

Yeah, sometimes drivers run the heat high when 50s to 60s and I need to open window just to breathe.

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Re: Prospect MAX

Post by FangKC » 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.

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