Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:18 pm
Should we remove the city/county wide rail project option from the poll? Of course that is the preferred option for everyone, but assuming that we have to extend it with a TDD...
Once the UMKC Plan is funded and ready to go, what would be the next steps for us to getting another extension going?
Yea. Probably not achievable by a TDD. I was originally thinking that by the early 2020's there may Be enough city/county support to build something bigger so I included it in the poll.tower wrote:Should we remove the city/county wide rail project option from the poll? Of course that is the preferred option for everyone, but assuming that we have to extend it with a TDD...
The corridor numbers were closer than I remember. I'd hope they would go up considering the success of the starter line.
The benefit of going west would be to intercept a commuter line coming from JoCo. It's not that far to that freight cooridor. Cutting the triangle of going downtown to get to the plaza would have value and bring a line to the SW Blvd corridortower wrote:Broadway is close enough to walk. Not exactly comfortably, but it is close enough. I don't think extending west of main would be worth it unless it went down 39th.KCtoBrooklyn wrote:Extending through Waldo no the CCROW (and then maybe down to Three Trails/Cerner) might be the most useful extension, but I think there is still too much neighborhood opposition, so it didn't get might vote.
Independence Ave would be a good extension, but I voted for Linwood to Michigan (somewhat selfishly since I live nearby). I don't think extending east of 71 would have much value (aside from appeasing East Side leaders) unless it went all the way to the stadiums. Going to Michigan could be a good starter route, with possible eastward expansion later.
Did the original Linwood extension route go west of Main? I seem to remember it stopping there, but it seems like going west to SW Tfwy so it would reach Penn Valley CC would be a valuable destination. It may not be the most practical, but I would love to see it keep going west from there and go down Karnes Blvd through Roanoke Park and terminate at 39th and Wyoming (or keep going to KU Med).
I expect that demand will follow jobs.grovester wrote:The corridor numbers were closer than I remember. I'd hope they would go up considering the success of the starter line.
IIRC none of these extensions were viable financially as stand alone tdds, only when combined with the main street corridors. Is that going to be a problem with the timing of a next proposal?
Did anything end up happening?DaveKCMO wrote:there may be some interesting news develop tomorrow evening. keep an eye on twitter.
https://twitter.com/kclightrail/status/ ... 7180499968ldai_phs wrote:Did anything end up happening?DaveKCMO wrote:there may be some interesting news develop tomorrow evening. keep an eye on twitter.
most of the Big 5 items are.beautyfromashes wrote:Yeah, those seem really vague and unmeasurable.
I thought they were more specific like, "Build the Crossroads UMKC Conservatory campus."DaveKCMO wrote: most of the Big 5 items are.
Revitalizing Our Urban Neighborhoods through the Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI)A. Assessment: With input from regional education partners and research experts, the KC Chamber will gather and analyze data — both existing and new — to assess the current and future early childhood education conditions.
Data collection to assess the status of early childhood education region-wide; and ongoing data collection to assess progress made through collaboration and investment.
B. Buy-In: The KC Chamber, with the assistance of many community partners, will bring resources to the organizations that can have the greatest positive impact on regional education outcomes.
The identification of resource needs;
The identification of available resources; and
The connection of high value tactics to resources.
C. Collaboration: The KC Chamber and regional education partners will convene an organizing group to fully assess our early childhood education landscape and tactics for improvement.
The construction of a strategic framework setting forth common goals and specific tactics that can be implemented to improve early childhood education throughout the entire Greater Kansas City region;
A common understanding of the data needed to assess early childhood education outcomes; and
A shared vision of success.
I'm pretty sure this one was all about getting a regional tax passed to fund a campus for Stowers out where Cerner is building at Bannister. Big boondoggle and misallocation of resources.This initiative has two components: (1) leveraging the $20 million NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant recently awarded to KU Medical Center and a number of regional partners by raising additional research funds to expand the scope of the collaboration, and (2) exploring the feasibility and funding options to establish an Institute for Translational Research. For additional information on the CTSA collaboration, see: http://www.kumc.edu/frontiers.html.
Perhaps. That would be great if they purposefully kept it vague to hide something not roundly known by the public. Hopefully, they will open up the specific goal as it becomes more revealed.tower wrote:It may be extra vague because they don't know or can't say what the Google thing is.