Why not put that at the VA?dukuboy1 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:55 amAs we are dreaming pie in the sky ideas so to speak. I think it may be interesting to think of the TSC as rail commuter hub that could serve the Metro. Let's say the Royals move downtown, and the Chiefs stay put. You could create a new use for TSC where you could have rail that would service downtown and be a park and ride facility for the Eastern side of KC, especially suburbs out that way. Where rail would head off to downtown and even into JOCO where a lot of people work. Have a stop for Cerner, maybe something to get Burns & Mac over at 95th & Wornall, and into corporate Woods area. The route into downtown could then use street car to connect with Plaza/UMKC and even look to have connections to Northland routes, airport etc.
But Chiefs could also build a "Chiefs Kingdom" entertainment area where people could go for games. Maybe look to have like parking for tailgating and such for about 50K and have the other 30k or so using this transit. Kind of the best of both worlds. People can still tailgate, and others who do not want to hassle with it can ride the train.
Just a wild idea to see how we could maybe repurpose the TCS if/when the Royals end up downtown.
The streetcar can end at a notable stop, the bus system has four lines end there today and it's not horribly difficult for track on the Rock Island Row to reach the spot. It's a great ending point for track.
Then the redevelopment/Chiefs site is served by a stop one down. If it's just the Chiefs, that's very few games so it can be a request stop.
This also puts the cost of going through Leeds on the county pitching in.
For games the small number who would ride could be served by a shuttle.