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by shaffe
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: "RideKC Next" transit system redesign
Replies: 82
Views: 18763

Re: "RideKC Next" transit system redesign

I think we have much common ground, Dave. I just hate to see such significant swaths of the city largely ignored, and that goes as you said for East Jack, Johnson, and Wyandotte too. I will admit I don't have an immediate answer to what should be cut to add to the northland, but I think a (relativel...
by shaffe
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: "RideKC Next" transit system redesign
Replies: 82
Views: 18763

Re: "RideKC Next" transit system redesign

There will be a major project announced soon that will modernize and expand the existing RideKC Flex services in the Northland. It doesn't make a lot of sense to continue running traditional bus service where the population and job density is low and there's very little infrastructure to support wa...
by shaffe
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: "RideKC Next" transit system redesign
Replies: 82
Views: 18763

Re: "RideKC Next" transit system redesign

I know nobody gives a shit about transit in the suburbs but to hell with anybody living in the northland, amirite?
by shaffe
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Baseball stadium on the IRS campus site?
Replies: 15
Views: 1319

Re: Baseball stadium on the IRS campus site?

IRS does use that building year round. It would be a great place for a stadium but it isn't likely to happen.
by shaffe
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 286
Views: 60880

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

If FIFA cared even a little bit about human rights then they would've pulled the 2022 World Cup out of Qatar years ago. And Russia in 2018. It’s obvious major sports industries only care about human rights abuses, or perceived “abuses”, only when it’s in a first world nation in the west. The olympi...
by shaffe
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 286
Views: 60880

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

If FIFA cared even a little bit about human rights then they would've pulled the 2022 World Cup out of Qatar years ago.
by shaffe
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infrastructure Stimulus
Replies: 102
Views: 4803

Re: Infrastructure Stimulus

DColeKC wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:09 pm
still not sure why only 25% of the 2 trillion is actually dedicated to Infrastructure though.
Is there something about sewers, pipes, broadband, scholols, energy, and hospitals that you don't consider infrastructure?
by shaffe
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 1000
Views: 160087

Re: New Broadway Bridge

My commute is at 5:45 in the morning so it's only a few minutes longer to go through NKC. I'm not sure how much longer it is during normal commute times. I just don't understand what is gained as a whole by inconveniencing such a large swath of the city by taking away one of four bridges that even p...
by shaffe
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 1000
Views: 160087

Re: New Broadway Bridge

For those proponents of axing any connection to downtown via 169, how are people who live in the western half of the northland supposed to access downtown? If 169 was no longer an option then the only remaining lanes go through NKC or get bottlenecked to a single lane where 29 and 35 merge. Fairfax...
by shaffe
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 1000
Views: 160087

Re: New Broadway Bridge

For those proponents of axing any connection to downtown via 169, how are people who live in the western half of the northland supposed to access downtown? If 169 was no longer an option then the only remaining lanes go through NKC or get bottlenecked to a single lane where 29 and 35 merge.
by shaffe
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 940
Views: 138529

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

normalthings, you've been pretty knowledgeable about details of the new terminal. If you don't mind me asking, what is your connection to know some of these details?
by shaffe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 2737
Views: 387938

Re: Politics

2022 will be a bloodbath for Dems, they are not going to take control of the Senate (and they will lose control of the House). The House will probably be up for grabs, but I'm not sure you've taken a look at the 2022 Senate map. The following currently Democratic held states have senate elections: ...
by shaffe
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 380
Views: 90130

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Two questions I have after seeing that image: 1) What's the estimated timeline on that 3rd and Grand development? It sounds like most, if not all, of the public parking would be re-purposed there? Or is there going to be an upwards direction to that development to include all of the things that are ...
by shaffe
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Seven301 High Rise Apartments
Replies: 11
Views: 9524

Re: Seven301 High Rise Apartments

This appears to be officially a thing as UHaul is renting out trucks at this location as of about a week ago. I, for one, am thrilled to see anything at all happen to this building.
by shaffe
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 1000
Views: 160087

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Has anybody seen any actual work done on the bridge since it was closed? I drive northbound every day around 2:45 and I've never seen any sign of workers, though much of the work may be needed on the underside of the bridge.
by shaffe
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5818
Views: 750042

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Not that it should be a priority right now, but has anybody ever considered a circular rail line on 10th/13th and Washington/Charlotte? It would be within a block of two current streetcar stops on the south side and one block of a stop on the north side while connecting Municipal Auditorium/Bartle H...
by shaffe
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District 10 years later
Replies: 54
Views: 33100

Re: P&L District 10 years later

Should be great for some more World Cup crowd watching shots this summer!

Oh wait... :(
by shaffe
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2783
Views: 516456

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Just so I know for next time, does this include the big lot at 3rd and Grand (by the bus stops)? I usually park there and take the streetcar to events at the Music Hall instead of dealing with the cluster that is Barney Allis garage. Also the article said weekends would be free, is there any indicat...
by shaffe
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 735167

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Hard to form much of an opinion either way based on 5 pictures, but I'm sure it will be an improvement.
by shaffe
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 735167

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Last paragraph is right on the button I think that what hurts the airport issue most among this demographic is that when they do fly, they fly to large, inconvenient airports. Many people haven't been to great airports our size like Austin, Dallas Love Field, Denver, etc, so they don't even know wh...