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Light Rail Forum recap

Light Rail Forum at Mohart Center

Light Rail Forum at Mohart Center

After a presentation (with history, definitions, introductions) and a brief Q&A, participants at this week's Light Rail Forum were asked to select destinations on a Kansas City map and where they feel the light rail alignment should run (above). Separately, placards were set up around the room asking participants to prioritize various statements about light rail (below).

Light Rail Forum at Mohart Center

During the initial presentation, KCATA Director Mark Huffer noted that if the Alternatives Analysis stays on schedule and a subsequent vote in the sprint supports light rail and additional bus funding, Kansas City could be in line for federal funding when Congress reauthorizes transportation funding in 2010. The presentation can be found here.

If you attended either session, feel free to share which route you chose and why.

6 Comments so far

  1. northlander August 22nd, 2007 7:27 pm

    Need to let public know where Light Rail/streetcars can’t go so as to pick route.

  2. Dave August 22nd, 2007 10:24 pm

    i appreciate your sentiment, but i think the KCATA did right to let people select their route without any preconceived notions about feasibility; this allowed people to think outside of the broadway plan and consider something new. in reality, the route through the core will land somewhere between main and troost, if only to pick up on the 200,000 jobs that HNTB claims lie in the corridor between the river and the plaza.

  3. Creeraicex September 1st, 2007 7:16 am

    Ciao signori!
    voi ottenuto interessare lavoro =)
    Ci era un alberino e un autore bisogno trasmetta corsi ecm .
    Corsi livello principali classi online a sigla undicesimo e abilitanti del utenti organizzati sono sportivo economici.
    E … Noi non poteva scelga assoluto le informazioni come corsi di formazione.
    Congettura, ricerca alcuni :-\

  4. DJ Wright September 22nd, 2007 1:06 am

    I never attended the meetings, but from studying the proposed line on Broadway compared to the line on Grand/Main, the Grand/Main route is more feasible, with an inter-modual transit center at Union Station for possible commuter rail and east-west lines serving south KCK, Johnson County Kansas and Southwest KC and an intermodual transit center at I-670 for routes/BRT routes serving KCK and eastern Jackson County. I also think the starter line should start from Vivion/North Oak Trafficway orming a park and ride station to Meyer/63rd/Troost forming an inter-modual transit center at the Landing for routes serving Southeast KC, Raytown, Lee’s Summit, South KC and Jackson County, boosting economic developments at or around the Landing area. I also like the idea of one-lane light rail right-of-way down Main Street and Broadway. Now as far as east-west lines and feeder routes, those should be further explored until more realistic statistics show how a more feasible bus system can serve the KC area. I also think for further planning, you should look into expandind light rail east to Independence, south to Three Trails and the IRS at Bannister and Troost.

  5. xztheericzx November 5th, 2007 1:56 am

    i’m eric. joining a couple boards and looking
    forward to participating. hehe unless i get
    too distracted!


  6. oOgerryOo December 15th, 2007 4:36 am

    I’m Gerald.

    Just saying hello - I’m new.

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