Kansas City transit planning earns another FAIL as safety concerns continue to confront riders and nearby homes.
Free bus rides make the problem even worse and once again we note that most people didn't really want a handout . . . They would rather improve service.
Here are the basics . . .
Neighbors are dealing with the challenges of a new bus stop along 43rd Street directly behind Walmart and other stores. The stop services six bus routes behind the Blue Ridge Crossing shopping center in Kansas City.
The stop moved after Walmart terminated a lease with KCATA to house three stops on property. The retailer cited safety concerns for customers and workers as a reason for the move . . .
The problems have simply shifted to the back of the shopping center.
"I think this is too big of a bus hub," a neighbor said. "There's too many different routes right here. I don't think this is the place for it."
Bus riders KMBC spoke with on Thursday agreed, saying they would prefer the stop away from homes.
"If I'm in that house right there, or that house right there, who's going to break in eventually?" said a bus rider. "This ain't nothing more than a big inconvenience for the city."
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Kim Rector is on a campaign for change after what she has seen in her yard during the first week of the new year.Her security camera has captured a man urinating, trash left on the ground, and a crash between a car and bus just feet from her home.Shopping carts are stranded across the street, too."It feels completely unsafe," she said.Rector and her neighbors are dealing with the challenges of a new bus stop along 43rd Street directly behind Walmart and other stores.