Regional Transit Coordination

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Re: Regional Transit Coordination

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earthling wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:47 pm
A rail spine from DT (possibly NKC) to UMKC will suffice for a decade+ along with crosstown BRT lines and other spokes to rest of metro. But there needs to be an effort to encourage bus fearing streetcar riders to use MAX and other bus lines. As mentioned in other threads, until UMKC streetcar expansion is complete, perhaps there should be a free streetcar extender from Union Station to Plaza using MAX buses. An announcement on streetcar arriving at Union Station can promote using the MAX buses to get to Plaza with no fare, the announcement encouraging/endorsing use as a natural extension to Plaza is key.

Understand there'd be logistical challenges with existing MAX structure but many who wouldn't take MAX would certainly at least try this approach and would highly likely improve perception to point of improving general bus ridership overall in the long term.
there are tech things that can solve the hesitation for riders...things like Zoox, which could be more on-demand short runs or on set short routes (last miles) but in any case, not huge buses that run under-utilized much of the day. Even street trolleys that run on bar coded streets for routes off-the-rails. All good stuff and like I have said before - its a good thing KC is late to the game - let others experiment.

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Re: Regional Transit Coordination

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Robo-taxis replacing buses would be ideal, but perhaps another generation away before affordable/accessible for all?

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Re: Regional Transit Coordination

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Missed this yesterday:
The [RideKC Board] approves a contract with @TransProConsult to develop a regional transit plan.
https://twitter.com/RideKCTransit/statu ... 4848520198

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Re: Regional Transit Coordination

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alejandro46 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:59 pm
Missed this yesterday:
The [RideKC Board] approves a contract with @TransProConsult to develop a regional transit plan.
https://twitter.com/RideKCTransit/statu ... 4848520198
and this
The Board authorizes the CEO to finalize a contract for the Rock Island corridor development with
@Black_Veatch
, to look for development opportunities along the trail.

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Re: Regional Transit Coordination

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alejandro46 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:59 pm
Missed this yesterday:
The [RideKC Board] approves a contract with @TransProConsult to develop a regional transit plan.
https://twitter.com/RideKCTransit/statu ... 4848520198
It's happening. The whole process should take about a year. Need to have something identified before the citywide 3/8-cent sales tax for transit expires in April 2024.

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Re: Regional Transit Coordination

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normalthings wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:35 pm
The Board authorizes the CEO to finalize a contract for the Rock Island corridor development with
@Black_Veatch
, to look for development opportunities along the trail.
The other part of this that didn't require board action is resuming the TOD planning for the corridor (it took a break while Hyperloop was in play), which will complete in tandem with the master developer work that B&V is doing. There will also be an "innovation challenge".

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