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Scoping meeting tonight

The ATA will host the first public meeting of Phase II of the Alternatives Analysis tonight. The agenda is here and the scoping booklet is here. This is your chance to provide your opinion the final route between the Plaza and I-29.

5-8 p.m.
Mohart Community Center
3200 Wayne (between Paseo and Bruce R. Watkins) [map]

The facility is directly accessible from ATA route #28, which terminates at 9th & Main or Blue Ridge Boulevard (or free transfer from MAX at Crown Center). You can also use the Trip Planner.

See you there!

UPDATE: The ATA will be giving two identical presentations tonight, one at 5:30 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.

5 Comments so far

  1. Brent February 27th, 2008 12:56 pm

    I’m very confused on this meeting. Is it straight through from 5-8? Is it a come and go as you please and chat with KCATA folks? Is there a presentation? I’m having a tough time determining the agenda on this one.

  2. Julie February 27th, 2008 4:25 pm

    There are identical presentations at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

  3. Dave February 28th, 2008 10:08 am

    i thought it was a good thing that we weren’t starting from scratch? i think i’ve heard it has shaved a year off the AA process (which sort of balanced out the year the city spent dealing with clay and his lawsuits).

    keep in mind that the maps the consultants show are drawn differently than a map that, say, a neighborhood association might use to define the boundaries of their historic area. hyde park was not represented by a single box on that map and likely included main street, which is the main commercial corridor for our city. i don’t think anyone would be opposed to replacing all those check cashing places on main with high-density housing. also, rail transit has only been absent from this corridor for 50 years. the neighborhood is obviously much older than that.

    as far as troost or prospect go, blame the federal process for using a mix of criteria (not just transit dependence). it’s been repeated time and time again in cities across the country. not defending it, mind you, but just laying out the realities of transit funding. the same thing goes for the westside (assuming they want light rail running down summit, which i’m quite certain they don’t).

  4. Dave March 3rd, 2008 12:53 pm

    any economist will tell you that the rash of check cashing stores arose out of financial deregulation in the 1980s. you’ll also find these stores in cities without legalized gambling nearby. i’m sure if you asked around, you’d find someone who remembers these places existed in KC prior to 1993 (the year riverboat gambling became legal).


  5. northlander March 3rd, 2008 6:37 pm

    Just a guess, maybe Angie is not for Light Rail.[don’t wake a sleeping giant]

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