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Old 05-12-2016, 07:05 PM
 
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I think the streetcar is a great idea and hope to see it eventually expand to The Plaza and Westport. The Plaza and Crown Center could use the traffic boost the line has the potential to bring!
Yes, the street car needs to turn at Pershing to Grand, to Crown Center and then up through to Liberty Memorial and Fed Bank over to Broadway and down thru Midtown to Plaza, UMKC, Brookside and end up in South KC. In 100 years that will probably happen. At that time there will probably be a new terminal at KCI and handling 15 million passengers a year and be the 40th airport in the US. KC is best at being last.
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:09 AM
 
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It will go straight down Main to 51st. No turns.
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Old 05-13-2016, 02:12 PM
 
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Kind of like non residents having to pay earnings tax and then not being able to vote on that same earnings tax, or vote on the airport although we use it.
No one has to pay the earnings tax, or use the airport that KCMO owns.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:48 PM
 
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From a triple generational life time East of troost marlbo now used to live in the was side 25th n Lister city data poster, toy train is garbage. Wat a 100 mil foolish lark. Screwed up city market with those overhead lines, who cares if some silly suburban woman is too good to ride the max bus, waste of multiple unfathomable resources
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:37 PM
 
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From a triple generational life time East of troost marlbo now used to live in the was side 25th n Lister city data poster, toy train is garbage. Wat a 100 mil foolish lark. Screwed up city market with those overhead lines, who cares if some silly suburban woman is too good to ride the max bus, waste of multiple unfathomable resources
lol
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:25 AM
 
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From a triple generational life time East of troost marlbo now used to live in the was side 25th n Lister city data poster, toy train is garbage. Wat a 100 mil foolish lark. Screwed up city market with those overhead lines, who cares if some silly suburban woman is too good to ride the max bus, waste of multiple unfathomable resources
Google Translate, at it again.
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:19 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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From a triple generational life time East of troost marlbo now used to live in the was side 25th n Lister city data poster, toy train is garbage. Wat a 100 mil foolish lark. Screwed up city market with those overhead lines, who cares if some silly suburban woman is too good to ride the max bus, waste of multiple unfathomable resources
The Department of Transportation had some interesting things to say about:

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The Kansas City Streetcar and a Downtown Building Boom

In Kansas City, developers are building a $300 million, 800-room hotel and convention center downtown. Nearby, an entrepreneur has invested $121 million to convert an aging 30-story office building into modern apartments. And the local YMCA is raising $37 million to renovate an abandoned theater into an 85,000-square-foot community center.

Those projects and dozens like them are occurring along Kansas City’s new two-mile-long streetcar line, which I helped open Friday. City leaders say the new development has injected more than $1 billion into the city’s economy since 2012, when voters approved a local tax to support streetcar service.
https://www.transportation.gov/fastl...-building-boom

Unfortunately buses don't bring this type of development.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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DC looking at extending streetcars along dedicated lanes. This is what KCMO should consider for Main Street between Crown Center and the Plaza.

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/...dicated-lanes/
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:10 PM
 
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This is what KCMO should consider for Main Street between Crown Center and the Plaza.

DC's streetcar may go to Georgetown with dedicated lanes - Greater Greater Washington
If traffic on Main ever warrants dedicated lanes, it's an easy upgrade. I believe the preferred streetcar configuration south of CC is center running, but I may be wrong about that. Anyway, as you know well, Main carries so little traffic that dedicated lanes for streetcars wouldn't save any time, unlike DC.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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I got about 6 coworkers to ride the streetcar at lunch yesterday, today they were all talking about it saying it needs to be expanded. They ( east side residents) all said the city rushed the vote two years ago (they all voted no on it's expansion to the east side) and the city should have waited until they had a chance to ride it. I think in another year the east side residents would vote for it, they also all said they want streetcar expansion over a new terminal KCI.
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