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That's lunch doable!

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The sixth shelter for the project was installed at Petticoat & Main last night. The first five were all at 12th & Grand. The next will probably be 12th & Main or 12th & Troost, with installation all along the corridor starting in July.

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When can we take that skywalk down?

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TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:42 am
When can we take that skywalk down?
Probably when Town Pavillion stops owning the parking garage it connects to.

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Is the 12th Street stop outside One KC Place relocating?

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smh wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Is the 12th Street stop outside One KC Place relocating?
No.

It will be reconstructed -- the platform is already done, sorry no level boarding -- on the original footprint. Temporary boarding is a half block east under the honkey tube.

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Floating bus stop under construction on Grand at 11th (matches the design at 12th):

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what makes it floating, and what is the green section.
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shinatoo wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:35 pm
what makes it floating, and what is the green section.
There's something behind the shelter (bike lane) that would normally be in the street. Most "floating" bus stops actually move the stop out further into the street, which didn't happen here or at 12th. Since there's no on-street parking here it didn't make sense to truly float the stop if the bike lane moved to the sidewalk.

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The first of the "corridor" shelters was installed last week, so you can see the difference between these and the "Transit Emphasis Corridor" stations installed downtown.

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And current status of the two transit centers -- East Village and 75th & Prospect:

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Still planning to run this line with no fare for 30 days?

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earthling wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:44 am
Still planning to run this line with no fare for 30 days?
From opening day through the end of the first quarter of 2020.

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Looks like someone took a baseball bat to the glass on the stop at 12th and McGee. Panels on each side are completely spiderwebbed.

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Why cant we have nice things.
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shinatoo wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Why cant we have nice things.
Because we have failed to invest in our society.

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smh wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:17 pm
shinatoo wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Why cant we have nice things.
Because we have failed to invest in our society.
It's unlikely, but there's the alternative that this individual smashed up a bus stop instead of attacking someone. The glass could be them letting off steam. In this context I am certain the police would rather be investigating an outbreak of escalating property damage between rivals than homicides.

More on topic, the bus stop just north of city hall looks like it's always been there. It's a great improvement for riders.

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flyingember wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:44 am
smh wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:17 pm
shinatoo wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Why cant we have nice things.
Because we have failed to invest in our society.
It's unlikely, but there's the alternative that this individual smashed up a bus stop instead of attacking someone. The glass could be them letting off steam. In this context I am certain the police would rather be investigating an outbreak of escalating property damage between rivals than homicides.

More on topic, the bus stop just north of city hall looks like it's always been there. It's a great improvement for riders.
I have been really pleased with the new Prospect MAX shelters. Totally agree they look like they've always been there and really improve legibility imho.

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...who designed the new MAX shelters for the ATA? The seats in them are located so you are facing away from the street, and if you're in the shelter you can't look down the street for your oncoming bus. And, I found that if you're lined up on the curbside for the approaching bus, the shelter roof is sloped to cascade rain onto your head. Wassup?

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town cow wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53 am
...who designed the new MAX shelters for the ATA? The seats in them are located so you are facing away from the street, and if you're in the shelter you can't look down the street for your oncoming bus. And, I found that if you're lined up on the curbside for the approaching bus, the shelter roof is sloped to cascade rain onto your head. Wassup?
All Prospect MAX shelters were designed by HNTB.

Which location are you referring to where you are unable to see the bus coming?

The area between the shelter and the curb is not intended for waiting passengers. The shelters roof should not be over the front and rear door boarding areas if the driver is pulling up to the correct spot (the MAX marker or the RideKC sign post).

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So, visit any of the new shelters heading out of the loop at evening rush hour. Folks sitting on the bench inside the shelter are asking others which bus is coming--try it yourself. When the bus stops (marker or sign post), people queue up along the curb, next to the shelter.

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