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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Greg S » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:21 pm

We were down there Sunday-Tuesday. Stayed downtown and rode the streetcar. Loved it.

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Omababe » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:20 am

I'm in and out of Kansas City this week on business.

Last Saturday I planned to photograph the Streetcar, and even set out to do so, but it was SOOOO hot and muggy I knew I would not enjoy it, so I ended up doing some shopping and going to the casino. Then I found out that one of the areas where I was shopping was an area hit by armed robberies!

Monday and Tuesday were better but I could not break away.

It's supposed to cool down tomorrow so I will try again if I have the time.

There was some kind of an incident on the streetcar line yesterday, which shut it down for a while. They were also reporting on the news that an extension is under consideration.

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Brad » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:48 am

Omababe wrote:They were also reporting on the news that an extension is under consideration.


Hopefully to the Plaza!
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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:37 am

I rode it the other day. It was nice.

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Greg S » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:07 am

Brad wrote:
Omababe wrote:They were also reporting on the news that an extension is under consideration.


Hopefully to the Plaza!


Yes. The extension will go to Westport and the Plaza, and get to Brookside, UMKC and the Stowers Institute from my understanding.

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:04 am

From my understanding is that the expansion plans from two different groups will be presented later this year and the people of KC will vote on them if they are included on the ballots. I didn't think anything was set in stone yet.

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Greg S » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:08 am

Yeah there are two. The main one is the one we are discussing. The other is more city wide and put forth by a guy kind of one his own who is a one man crusade for KC light rail. Here's an article on it I found from June:


http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/ar ... 38462.html



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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Brad » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:54 pm

Wow, that's really doing good. 7/16 was their busies day ever.
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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby nativeomahan » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:39 am

I am in KC, and saw the streetcar at Union Station. A new transit center is apparently under construction on the east side of the station.
I don't know how to post photos on here or I would do so. They are on my Facebook page, if any of you are "friends".

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Coyote » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:40 am

nativeomahan wrote:I am in KC, and saw the streetcar at Union Station. A new transit center is apparently under construction on the east side of the station.
I don't know how to post photos on here or I would do so. They are on my Facebook page, if any of you are "friends".


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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby nativeomahan » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:33 pm

Thank you, Brad.

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:04 am

Plans approved to add 2 more street cars.

https://twitter.com/kcstreetcar/status/ ... 7299850241

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Louie » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:52 am

Rode the streetcar a few times this weekend. Stayed south of the interstate and went to the river market on it. Super convenient and was packed while I was on it. Seems to be pretty popular.

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Greg S » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:38 am

KC Streetcar business impact at 6 months:

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/kc ... 06362.html

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby choke » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:35 am

Kansas City Streetcar:


https://vimeo.com/165599733

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Greg S » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:34 am

Another hotel going up on the street car line:

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 09144.html

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby buildomaha » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:25 pm

choke wrote:Kansas City Streetcar:


https://vimeo.com/165599733

Lol this ad doesn't really give me a vibe that your would get riding a street car. You're not trying to get the fans hyped up for starting lineups of a college basketball game, it's a streetcar...

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby iamjacobm » Mon May 15, 2017 3:14 pm

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article150320432.html

Interesting read about the development on the line and the construction planning that goes into building new construction close to an active streetcar line.


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