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Old 05-08-2016, 08:58 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I agree with the comments made by Greg Byron in response to Kevy Cat's post on this Facebook page. He is saying everything I have been saying or TRYING to say here about downtown/suburbs/MCI/public transportation/businesses on either side of the state line, etc.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/58116837932/?fref=nf
That's exactly what it is....a World's of Fun ride. And the new toy that it is accounts for the bulk of the opening weekend ridership.
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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I would, if I wanted to go to the city market and parking at Union Station was easy (which it usually is). Parking at the city market on weekends can be a nightmare. I usually just go to the Overland Park farmer's market because it's closer, faster and easier. But if I'm with someone else who wants to go to the city market, I will go there.
I have no doubt your history in KCMO has meant riding the bus to various functions in the city wouldn't be out of the ordinary. Frankly, my statement was more directed to the soccer mom in Leawood that may ride the streetcar downtown now, but probably would never jump on a bus.
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I think that most people who do not typically use public transit would be more inclined to to hop on a free streetcar than a fare-charging city bus, yes.
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:21 PM
 
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I have no doubt your history in KCMO has meant riding the bus to various functions in the city wouldn't be out of the ordinary. Frankly, my statement was more directed to the soccer mom in Leawood that may ride the streetcar downtown now, but probably would never jump on a bus.
I would not jump on a bus, either. I did in my younger years on occasion when I had no choice, when I lived in KCMO and was single and childless and sometimes carless or sharing a car, but that was in the early 80s. Would never have considered it otherwise and wouldn't consider it now.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:00 AM
 
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I think it would be great if it could get people from downtown to Brookside or at least the Plaza. It would really be great if it could go to the airport.
Great, me too. And I'd love to see commuter rail in Johnson County. But the only one of those things currently supported by the voters who ultimately make those decisions is extending the streetcar to the Plaza (and possibly Brookside).

Regardless, any of them have to start with an initial line, in this case, the downtown line. The first US interstate highway plan was for 8 highways, some of which are still not completed. They began construction on 3 in 1956, the first state didn't complete it's system until 1974. There's now somewhere in the neighborhood of 48K miles, but it all started with upgrading just a couple sections of a couple highways. It's no different than when a new subdivision develops. They don't build out all the houses before the lots are sold. That doesn't mean the development is a "failure because no one lives there".
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:04 AM
 
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i doubt someone from the suburbs would park at union station and take a bus
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i would
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i would not jump on a bus either

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Old 05-09-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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That's exactly what it is....a World's of Fun ride. And the new toy that it is accounts for the bulk of the opening weekend ridership.
Wow, some real original thoughts, there.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Wow, some real original thoughts, there.
How could I have forgotten. Everything is upside down now, with the cutting edge in this case being the zest to make it 1890 again. Talk about resistance to change.

Such a silly game.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:03 PM
 
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the zest to make it 1890 again....Such a silly game.
Even sillier is a grown man regurgitating tired talking points from the anti-transit playbook as though it's a profound and salient argument against transit project in a city he does not reside in.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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Oh, my mistake. I didn't realize it said bus. I thought he was referring to streetcar. I would take streetcar if I could park at Union Station and wanted to go to the river market. I would not take the bus; I'd rather drive.
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