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Troost BRT open houses tonight, tomorrow

KCATA breaks out the easels again this week for two more Troost BRT open houses. Both locations are located along the existing #25 route.

Monday, April 28, 2008
6-8 p.m.
Cleaver Family YMCA
7000 Troost

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
6-8 p.m.
Metro Center
3827 Troost

No real news from the State Avenue BRT meeting on April 15. It's headed to the Unified Government Board of Commissioners on May 1, then to the KCATA Board on May 21. Formal project planning will begin in June.

5 Comments so far

  1. Brent April 29th, 2008 11:47 am

    I went last night. It was interesting, nice. Not a lot of news. I’m not quite sure I understand why the city feels that every bus route needs to wind throughout downtown and hit all the major downtown destinations though…

  2. Dave April 29th, 2008 2:42 pm

    Doesn’t the route go straight down 11th and 12th streets in opposite directions? My understanding of the chosen route was that it would veer west of Troost just to hit Truman, but that’s the only wiggle it would make other than a turn through the Loop and to hit Three Trails. Otherwise, it should be a straight shot down Troost from 25th to Bannister?

  3. Brent April 29th, 2008 4:33 pm

    It seems to meander a little through downtown — it connects with the main station at 10th and Main, runs by city hall/county building, and by the sprint center. It is a straight shot down Troost to Banister though — with a less frequently running tail that goes out to the Three Trails Center (I think in Swope Park?) It’s almost as if they went out of their way to make it more difficult for people to understand…

  4. Eric April 29th, 2008 11:23 pm

    I didn’t make it to the open house, but the last map I saw was very simple. 90% of it was on Troost, then it jogged over to connect with the employment centers on Hospital Hill, then one more jog over to the Transit Center to connect with all the other bus routes.

    It seems pretty easy to understand. Troost goes to two lanes in the Crossroads, so I don’t see much sense in running BRT all the way on Troost just to say it’s on Troost. And it has to go west to Main to connect with other buses at the Transit Center. Troost doesn’t go into the Loop, and wouldn’t make sense for BRT to stop just short of the Loop.

  5. Isaac May 1st, 2008 5:27 pm

    We need a spectacular passenger train system in this city and this country so, please regardless of the hold ups in the process of getting an amazing system, EVERYONE please be positive and support it.


    Isaac Adam Powell

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