Saturday, December 08, 2018

Will Prospect MAX Save East Side KCMO???

Transit access and more local taxpayer cash may or may not provide a turnaround for this part of town. Here's a recent hopeful missive on the topic from a transit org perspective . . . Checkit:

East Village Prospect MAX Groundbreaking | Blog | RideKC

During her first visit to Kansas City, K. Jane Williams, acting administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, said she wanted to be present during the groundbreaking of the Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Williams spoke Oct.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why are they wasting money on this? Have you ever drove down suspect avenue? It takes way too long to drive because there’s already way too many busses driving up and down it. 55million my ass, this is just another skimming plan by sLIE and his merry band of thieves.

Anonymous said...

Woman's so big she looks like she ate the max bus.

Barney Frank said...

Only way this works is if they bus a shitload of police into those neighborhoods and round up the criminals.

Anonymous said...

10:23: No one in that photo is svelte. Why pick on the woman?

Anonymous said...

Max
Loves
Kriminals

Anonymous said...

Would a bus line save Mogadishu?

Anonymous said...

Stop me if you've heard this one.

A bureaucrat, a blind man, and a beggar stop on a street corner....

Anonymous said...

Half the cost of the streetcar, but twice the boondoggle. Give 5500 people there a $10000 car to get around town or go to work, and let them cover the operational costs, not taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

"operational costs", are you kidding? when stops, leave on street---forever.

operational costs,,,,,that's almost as funny as liability insurance, ha, ha.

the "go to work" part is also funny.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is going to save eastside. Those folks choose to be bad. Build anything you want on the racial divide it won't help.

Anonymous said...

The problem is when KCATA loses sight of its most important function which is bus transit. When they try to be an economic development agency they do things like troost Max and now prospect Max. The 71 route is fine and prospect Max will be zero more frequency. The construction downtown has made east 11th & east 12th suicide zones downtown especially 11th between main and Walnut and 12th at grand. Silly streetscapes like a "floating bus stop" are going to make it dangerous for cyclists plus monster curbs over 12" high they have already poured at those new stops. Waste of money even though some of it is a federal check most of it is sucked out of local pockets. Kcata is likely going to hike fares if they keep this up. Sorry for rant but I could go on and on and unlike most of the D-bags on this site I actually ride the bus a few times a week.
-radish