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Everything posted by SilentSpades

  1. Piss poor planning by RideKC once again. How's everything been down there? Hope y'all are staying safe.
  2. Would figure just wait and buy some CNG buses. Not like a few more years on the 2008 LFs will hurt them. At least they're building more pumps. Hopefully the upgrades are worth while
  3. Leave it to RideKC to not have the proper infrastructure, they knew they needed to be able to handle 300 buses, why were these not built previously? Wonder what the rest of the vehicle replacement schedule will look lile since they are over capacity. We know there are 94 electric buses coming, but how is that going to work, if they dont even have enough CNG pumps, let alone electric infrastructure. Or is every new order just going to be electric and diesel?
  4. If it comes to that hopefully they will take care of you guys (money wise) during that time. It would be weird not seeing buses roaming around, but if thats what must be done, then so be it.
  5. Well, my suite-mate has the flu, but for a minute there we were quarantined because of the virus fears. I would guess at some point RideKC would be suspending service, but not at the moment. If anything, suspend certain routes, run some extra buses on heavy use routes. Keep people separated
  6. I definitely am, just do what I have to do to stay healthy, and make sure I am okay. God is good. I ended up not making the trip tonight sadly, unfortunately there's a situation at the dorms, I moved my stuff out, cause it's getting ridiculous around here.
  7. That's kinda scary. This is getting bad, sports just all cancelled. Events shutting down.
  8. Deadass? How's that not been broken as news yet? Shoot I almost don't want to ride the bus, considering the nasties that ride on a daily basis. Drivers can only do so much out on the road.
  9. I'm guessing since we haven't had a huge outbreak here yet, we're far from that. Are you, or other drivers taking any extra precautions?
  10. Shocked we haven't seen systems like Seattle (where there's a widespread outbreak) shut down or even limit service yet Most RideKC has done has started cleaning every bus daily, put hand sanitizer in buses, and run announcements on the buses.
  11. Just out of curiosity, if the COVID19 spreads throughout the Metro, what's the chance RideKC starts limiting or even halting operations?
  12. Being outside 2606 is almost worth as much as being in it. Man she's a beast. It'll be a huge shame when ATA finally retires them.
  13. Thank the lord in regards to MAX. As for Wyandotte County, what the hell? No way that route isn't performing well to keep it around and keep funding it. Unless they got their budget cut, but if that's the case, why would 106 be the first on the list? Technically, ATA could turn control of those routes back to the county, but it'll never happen. The state of Kansas in general is piss poor on funding transit, and it's a damn shame. KS could have such a better system if the state bothered to fund it properly. Also let me just say, MAN 2606 IS A BEAST. I live in the UMKC dorms, so I had the chance to hear it go up that hill on 51st, MAN SHE ROARED.
  14. Actually that sounds like a good idea combining 106 and 107. 116 could become just 116-Parallel. I guess if 106 lost its service, they could revive 114. Is Main MAX continuing service to Waldo? Or is it being replaced by 40? If MMAX isnt serving Waldo thats a huge blow. Service to South KC and Waldo with #40 would be 60 minutes only without MAX. As for the JoCo changes. Man thats such a joke. Honestly if JoCo doesnt want to play ball cut them out of RideKC. Ridiculous they arent trying to get better service.
  15. Apparently at the expense of Saturday service on the 106. That's on the chopping block. Service to Waldo and South KC being hit hard too, losing Main MAX, and having frequency chopped in half. Sasme with Blue Ridge Crossing
  16. This first draft is worse than I thought, the individual route breakdowns show what a joke it is. Seems we're losing a lot of service compared to what's being gained.
  17. July is when drafts come out (supposedly). Honestly, the more I look and think about it, 31 is going to become what 28 was before 2012 (besides serving Downtown). That being said. I don't see 31 and 28 changing too much. People are PISSED about that one. 40 on the other hand, people seem to be in agreement shockingly. Besides operators. Sad that they dont ask y'all about changes like that though, would the union step up if drivers had a major concern with it?
  18. Trust me, I am extremely against the idea for 31. If anything 28 should be kept and upgraded. But at Blue Crossing either stop or express to Downtown. 11, I dont see a problem with it. I find it weird, but whatever. As for 40. I do wonder why so many routes were combined into one. Not to mention cutting 51 and 52 as express routes will tick some riders off. I like the idea, but not the execution. I can see this plan getting profoundly altered between now and July. Do the drivers get any input on the changes?
  19. I mean the changes make sense when you look at the data, ridership patterns, etc. Like I said above I don't see the 31 being extended. I see the 28 remaining, probably with a much shorter route. The 11 is the one that baffled me, however it does provide a connection from the Eastside to Independence Ave that people have been clamoring for. I could see that changing too, especially if the 12 doesnt end up going to KCK.
  20. Yeah, then again that route is subject to change based on Liberty funding, same with the 12 running to KCK and replacing 101 and 106 to Downtown. If KCK doesn't like it, then that won't happen. The weirder one I found was the 11 going to 31st & Van Brunt, instead of to the East Bottoms (which would be served by the 21 and 77 instead).
  21. Honestly, I don't think there's a change I would make. Besides keeping 28 and not bringing 31 all the way to Bannister. Oh and numbering the new route 40 as #51. Besides that, that is a solid solid plan
  22. HUGE CHANGES FROM RIDEKC NEXT Takeaways 12 will replace all KCK service to downtown with 15-20 daytime service. 30 night service 47 no longer downtown. From KU Med to Shops at Blue Pkwy OR Blue Ridge Xing 31 to 3 trails every 30 min (short trips remain 15 min). Replaces 28 (I bet you tho 28 stays) New route 40 replaces 47 on Broadway, 51, 52, 57 (this route really should be numbered 51). Northland routes 231, 233 and 234 combined into a new 239 from 64th/Prairie View to Downtown via Antioch Center 39 split into two. 39a, 39b. A serves 31st and Van Brunt, B serves shops at Blue Pkwy 35 to KU Med MMAX to stay on Brookside, no Plaza jog (replaced by 40) MAX to run 20 minutes in Sunday, 15 Saturday, 10 weekday. New express 529. Replaces some trips on 229. New route 252 from Liberty to Boardwalk Sq New route 87 replaces 75 from 75th and Prospect to Holiday and Blue Ridge 18 to 75th and Prospect, 21 cut at Shops at Blue Ridge.
  23. Comes with the territory I guess. I saw 3510 with the rollers a few days ago, Safe to say those buses will be around for a good minute. Also did you see that JoCo plans on cutting more service in favor of microtransit?
  24. Im certain 816 is our ex-2307, unless it has an ISL in it. The bus with patchwork is a 2300 bus, dont know exactly which one. As for the rest, without interior pictures I can't be sure. Depends on seating and walls on the inside.
  25. @neoartic7101 how much of the shuttling did the ATA handle? I know they did they Kemper Shuttle, but besides that what else? From what I saw most of it was done by Durham and DS Lines. If most of the shuttle service was outsourced, then I wonder why so few route were ran.
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