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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by flyingember » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:06 am

Critical_Mass wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:49 am
I don't know why, after seeing KC's ridership numbers, these lastest streetcar operations aren't going with a linear route. I could study that OKC transit map for five minutes and still not be able to describe to someone where it goes. It doesn't look like it will go anywhere fast with all those turns. It's a tangled bird's nest!

You don't try to describe it linear, you pick out key destinations as a local and describe them as being on the line

Something like,

The Bricktown loop takes you between the botannical gardens, the arena, and bricktown. The main loop covers the same area as the bricktown loop, however it also travels through the business district, serves federal courthouse, school of law and midtown.

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:30 am

Yeah it's a mess and the two route. Woof.

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:23 pm

I'll be riding OKC all day on 12/23, so I'll post a report.

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by flyingember » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:46 pm

I thought I would throw this here

Metropolitan Street Railway Company (1886-1903)
Kansas City Railway & Light Company (1903-1914)- the power part effectively became KCP&L
Kansas City Railways Company (1914-1925)
Kansas City Public Service Company (1925-1960)
Kansas City Transit (1960-1969)
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (1969-)
Kansas City Streetcar Authority (2013-)

About half of the 100 companies pre-consolidation:

Brighton Hill and Chelsea Park Railway
Brooklyn Avenue Railroad
Central Electric Railway Company
Consolidated City & Chelsea Park Railway Company
Corrigan Consolidated Street Railway
Corrigan Horse Railroad Company
East Side Electric Railway
Elevated Railway and Tunnel
Grand Avenue Railway Company
InterState Consolidated Rapid Transit Railway Company
InterState Rapid Transit Company
Interurban Southside Railway Company
Jackson County Horse Railroad Company
Kansas City & Eastern Railway
Kansas City & Independence Rapid Transit Railway
Kansas City & Rosedale Street Railway
Kansas City & Southeastern Railroad Company
Kansas City & Westport Belt Railway
Kansas City and Olathe Electric Railway (Hocker Line)
Kansas City and Westport Horse Railroad Company
Kansas City Cable Railway
Kansas City Elevated Railway Company
Kansas City Horse Railway Company
Kansas City Interurban Railway
Kansas City Railway
Kansas City Traction Company
Kansas City Western
Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Railway
Kansas City, Independence & Park
Kansas City, Kaw Valley and Western Railway
Kansas City, Kaw Valley Railroad
Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka Railway
Kansas City, Leavenworth & Western
Kansas City-Leavenworth
Kensington Railway
Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway (Strang Line)
North East Street Railway Company
Northeast Electric Railway Company
Park Connecting Railway
People's Cable Railway
Riverview Railway
South Side Street Ry. Co
South Suburban Railway Company
Union Cable Railway
Union Depot Horse Railroad Company
Vine Street Motor Line
West Side Electric Railway Company
West Side Railway Company
Westport & Waldo Railway
Westport and Kansas City Horse Railroad Company

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by FangKC » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:16 am

Streetcar Ridership Up 2.6 Percent Last Year, Fed Shutdown May Delay Word on Expansion

https://tinyurl.com/y7hloqyy

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by flyingember » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:00 pm

flyingember wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:53 am
We're probably right around the 9 month point to the new trains. I would guess at this point that it would take a major delay to take more than 10-11 months.
A new 805 train photo

https://twitter.com/kcstreetcar/status/ ... 1397179392

Probably right around the six month mark until delivery.

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by FangKC » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:45 pm

Streetcar Straight Talk: Downtown Riders Tell It Like It Is

https://cityscenekc.com/streetcar-strai ... ike-it-is/

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:18 pm

Any feedback on what I think is our first full car sponsored ad by the royals?

I assume the other graphics have been more streetcar authority driven to get into the spirit. This royals one looks all out like a purchased ad.

I think it looks great.

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by smh » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:45 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Any feedback on what I think is our first full car sponsored ad by the royals?

I assume the other graphics have been more streetcar authority driven to get into the spirit. This royals one looks all out like a purchased ad.

I think it looks great.
I dig it because they've once again been very creative with the single image full wrap. The lenticular graphics are a nice touch as well.

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by alejandro46 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:55 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Any feedback on what I think is our first full car sponsored ad by the royals?

I assume the other graphics have been more streetcar authority driven to get into the spirit. This royals one looks all out like a purchased ad.

I think it looks great.
Agree, looks great, very distinctive and love the holographic always Loyal/Royal.

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:35 pm

Streetcar Authority has not paid for any of the full car wraps. Of the three (Art in the Loop, Chiefs, and Royals) all costs have been borne by those entities.

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by WoodDraw » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:25 pm

How are the new streetcars coming along?

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by normalthings » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:07 pm

I really like having a somewhat colorful streetcar .

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by flyingember » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:27 pm

WoodDraw wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:25 pm
How are the new streetcars coming along?
There’s a photo linked a few posts above yours. That’s the most recent

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by flyingember » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:32 pm

WoodDraw wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:25 pm
How are the new streetcars coming along?
Here’s a new image from today

https://twitter.com/kcstreetcar/status/ ... 34528?s=21

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:48 pm

Image

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by beautyfromashes » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:07 pm

The people with bullhorns and crosses are going to get a pedestrian hurt DT. I saw someone making a right turn almost hit someone crossing because they were getting yelled at with a megaphone. I’m all for free speech and protest, but not in an extremely dangerous way.

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:11 pm

More details?

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by beautyfromashes » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:19 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:11 pm
More details?
Main and 12th? in front of CCS and coffee shop about an hour ago. About 20 people in red with signs, crosses and bullhorns. Literally, almost saw someone hit turning right because they were distracted by the bullhorn and activity. Dangerous.

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Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Post by wahoowa » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:50 am

were they yelling about the streetcar?

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