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Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:18 pm
by JBmidtown
DaveKCMO wrote:
JBmidtown wrote:The GO bonds passed. What's the word on Prospect MAX?
we got the word out on question 1.

the next step is ensuring the federal grant is delivered. the project was named in obama's last budget, but has yet to receive it's funding agreement (requires a congressional appropriation).
How likely is it that the GOP tries to eliminate the grant?

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:21 pm
by DaveKCMO
JBmidtown wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:
JBmidtown wrote:The GO bonds passed. What's the word on Prospect MAX?
we got the word out on question 1.

the next step is ensuring the federal grant is delivered. the project was named in obama's last budget, but has yet to receive it's funding agreement (requires a congressional appropriation).
How likely is it that the GOP tries to eliminate the grant?
i won't say "unlikely", but with it already having made it through the process and with Q1 passing the local funding is secured it's got a good change of being rescued from drumpf.

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:12 pm
by DaveKCMO
congressional appropriators released their FY17 budget omnibuses this morning, fully funding the transit capital investment grant program, which means prospect max will be fully funded if both houses approve and the president signs.

to recap, funding is from three sources:

- kcata via local sales tax revenue
- kcmo via GO bond revenue
- feds via a "small starts" grant

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:13 am
by DaveKCMO
high ridership stations for prospect MAX will feature level boarding, a big upgrade for the MAX brand.

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:45 am
by earthling
Nice, hope to see level boarding upgraded along other MAX lines as well.

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:36 pm
by DaveKCMO

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:42 pm
by earthling
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Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:17 am
by JBmidtown
Yo let's get this puppy online already!

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:28 am
by earthling
Would be nice to see ticket vending machines at most active bus stops whether MAX branded or not - where it takes time for many to board bus. Is it the smart kiosk that provides ticket vending, emergency call button and security cameras? If not makes sense to be an all-in-one box and plant these at major bus stops.

Or is the smart kiosk the same as City Post along streetcar line? Either way, a combo kiosk could be something to consider for KC Kiosk 2.0 if not already there. The ticket vending part could be designed as an optional module for the kiosk where needed.

edit: And does the vending machine take bills/coins? Will be curious to see how secure they are from breaking open. The 'smart city' thing to do would be to allow phone payments and CC/debit card only, though there are those who only have cash/coin.

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:00 pm
by JBmidtown
I need this NOW

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:40 am
by JBmidtown
Seriously what's going on with this (and other MAX line studies)? I know MAX lines are not very popular on this board but I think they serve a great purpose providing quick commuter/express service with unique branding. It helps cover routes that likely won't see streetcar anytime soon with a cheap express bus alternative.

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:52 am
by DaveKCMO
JBmidtown wrote:Seriously what's going on with this (and other MAX line studies)? I know MAX lines are not very popular on this board but I think they serve a great purpose providing quick commuter/express service with unique branding. It helps cover routes that likely won't see streetcar anytime soon with a cheap express bus alternative.
still on track for 2019 launch. construction starts in the spring, assuming the feds sign the grant agreement this fall.

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:25 pm
by DaveKCMO
First construction package is out to bid. You can see a prototype of the new stations with integrated smart kiosks at the 3-Trails Transit Center (Blue Ridge & Bannister).

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:57 am
by DaveKCMO
See the new East Village Transit Center at 4:30pm on March 20 and all of the other downtown improvements being made as part of Prospect MAX:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1442701675856314/

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:42 pm
by grovester

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:10 pm
by chingon
That’s the best news I’ve heard in a while. I know it was kind of expected, and I have pretty low expectation of BRT as implemented in KC for any kind of transformative or even really noticeable economic improvement, but I’m really excited. It’s certainly a meaningful transit upgrade for the corridor, and makes for a pretty thorough core coverage grid of good, efficient, regular, frequent, intuitive express service.

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:34 pm
by DaveKCMO
You'll be impressed. Prospect represents a major upgrade to the MAX brand.

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:16 pm
by JBmidtown
DaveKCMO wrote:You'll be impressed. Prospect represents a major upgrade to the MAX brand.
Is there any interest to retroactively upgrade the Troost line with these updated amenities?

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:18 am
by DaveKCMO
JBmidtown wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:You'll be impressed. Prospect represents a major upgrade to the MAX brand.
Is there any interest to retroactively upgrade the Troost line with these updated amenities?
Yes. There will even be a limited refresh of Main MAX while we wait for streetcar.

Re: Prospect MAX

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:19 am
by GRID
What happens to MAX on Main after the streetcar? Move to Broadway or something?