I'm not sure what the best place to put this, but the results of a survey of Cerner employees was quite interesting. Here are some transit related snipits. The demographics are amazing.
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 74232.html
The survey report noted that the average Cerner salary was $97,156, according to the company’s application filed the Tax Increment Financing Commission. To compare: The median income in the surrounding community was $43,559.
The survey’s residential-oriented questions revealed that two-thirds of the Cerner employees would be 35 years old or younger, whereas only one-fifth of the surrounding population is between 20 and 34 years old.
The relatively young Cerner workers indicated strong preference for homes that are 10 years old or less. Only 3 percent of homes in the surrounding community have been built since 2000. Three-fourths of the respondents said they preferred single-family homes.
Seventy percent of the respondents indicated they were “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to move within five years. A majority of the workers said they’d worked at Cerner for five years or less.
Nearly all the respondents said they currently drive to their workplace, but about one-fourth expressed a preference for biking, walking or using public transportation, and 6 in 10 said they’d use public transportation more often it was available and convenient.
Half of the respondents said they have school-aged children.
If this doesn't show how behind the curve KC is in developing transit and mobility options for the coming/arrived generation of workers and residents- I don't know what does. It also shows that people want to use public transportation, but it just needs to be built. I'd also suggest that the 6 out of 10 people aren't talking about riding express buses if they were available.