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by normalthings
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Missouri Amtrak Service
Replies: 566
Views: 90266

Re: Missouri Amtrak Service

The US platform has construction tape and one side of tracks were ripped up
by normalthings
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Whittaker Courthouse Facade Replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Whittaker Courthouse Facade Replacement

GSA is planning to replace the facade on the "new" courthouse. An RFQ for a Construction Managers just went out. The current curtain wall is leaking and a serious safety hazard to visitors. Leasing a new courthouse or building an entirely new one were considered but would have cost more. ~$57 millio...
by normalthings
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 901
Views: 122712

Re: COVID19

Missouri has the second lowest per capita covid rate (7/100k) in the United States according to Wash Post. Only Hawaii beats us (4/100k). This is the 7 day rolling average of course. My and my friends/family travel experience has been 100% mask wearing in Missouri restaurants. 100% mask wearing in M...
by normalthings
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 1113
Views: 195809

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

dev49 wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:17 pm
March (11th is when the schedule changes) is looking like a decent uptick on Southwest.

Was 25 flights a day in Jan/Feb
Last month, STL had about as many daily SWA flights as KCI has total daily flights across all airlines.
by normalthings
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 770
Views: 106449

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Yes KCI police monitoring land by runway approaches is why kansas city can't accomplish anything. Take a break my friend. huh? I didn't say that. What are you talking about. I just simply gave an idea of how to use under utilized city owned land and in come all the reasons why it's impossible, impr...
by normalthings
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Downtown Casino
Replies: 63
Views: 1613

Re: Downtown Casino

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:55 am
KS is moving forward so that is the only way to get MO attention on sports betting. No way it is anywhere but the casinos though.
Run down of the 3 bills in MO Leg

https://www.actionnetwork.com/legal-onl ... -new-bills
by normalthings
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Economy
Replies: 76
Views: 12578

Re: Economy

Delinquency Rate on loads secured by real estate is at 1.94%. 10.21% at the peak of the recession


https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DRSREACBS
by normalthings
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 770
Views: 106449

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Actually the middle of the airport it not a great place to watch planes. You will see them in the distance, but the ends of the runways are much better. KCI doesn't have any dedicated viewing areas and you can't get too close to the ends of the runways. Here, both DCA and BWI have very popular park...
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Cargo & Logistics Center
Replies: 1
Views: 148

KCI Cargo & Logistics Center

1. As announced in August 2020, UPS is tripling the size of their KCI facility. The current ramp can hold 2 widebodies and will be expanded to hold 5. New sorting equipment and building expansions will also occur. 2. KCI Logistics Center is up to Building 6 now. There is a strong belief that the new...
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 770
Views: 106449

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I didn't think about it before, but the parking garage is going to be a great place to watch planes because there won't be anything between it and most of the airfield. Actually the middle of the airport it not a great place to watch planes. You will see them in the distance, but the ends of the ru...
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Downtown Casino
Replies: 63
Views: 1613

Re: Downtown Casino

Without a casino, a residency-type "mall" of performance venues still could work. It would differentiate it from the Midland and the Folly. Longer-run shows could make use of the smaller theaters as they could be used for comedians, magic shows, spoken artist, and author events. The larger theater ...
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2838
Views: 410659

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Council approved the bond sale. Loar and Hall voted no. What is the status of vehicle procurement? Sole source. Easy peasy. This may have been asked before but will the new vehicles be identical to the existing ones? Would love to see the route map sticker replaced with an animated LED Screen. http...
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2838
Views: 410659

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:22 pm
Council approved the bond sale. Loar and Hall voted no.
What is the status of vehicle procurement?
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 770
Views: 106449

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Concourse connector is a little shorter and not as grand as I imagined but it all looks very nice. Great for KC. I guess the idea is that people will zip through it on their way to/from their gates or retail nodes. I suspect that an adjacent structure could be built to house more seating or f&b as ...
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2838
Views: 410659

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I maintain the belief that transit projects should not have to do an environmental study and any transit line next to existing or a previous one should get automatic planning/regulatory approval (still needs safety checks) That's stupid. None of this is important to do? That for some reason a prope...
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1139
Views: 221841

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

River Market is not only the hottest in KC IMO it's a great neighborhood by any urban living standard, with a free horizontal elevator to rest of downtown. But this list was likely created by car dependency minded people. It's not even close to the same standard as NKC is seeing. 48 under construct...
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Downtown Casino
Replies: 63
Views: 1613

Re: Downtown Casino

No on a downtown casino. Visit other cities that have them. Depressing devoid of life dead zones with massive parking needs and they are so independent and self contained that they only take away from urban vibrancy. Casinos are fine, but not in urban areas. The only place that can pull that off is...
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2838
Views: 410659

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

To mention lawsuits, the Trolley Track encroachment lawsuit was on the scale of three years from end to end. So if someone filed one today let's look at what 5% annual construction inflation over three years does. $351 million becomes $406 million. That's a > 15% cost increase. The contingency is c...
by normalthings
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Downtown Casino
Replies: 63
Views: 1613

Re: Downtown Casino

I would think KC and STL(and STJ, etc) have an interest in keeping river boat gaming. Maybe a happy medium would be “within 2 miles” of the river.