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  1. Service being rolled back again. Major routes retain current frequency. Low ridership routes to be suspended.
  2. At second glance, most routes on most evenings will end around 9pm, besides the "key routes". That's not exactly comforting to see. Then again, I'll assume it's a COVID deal.
  3. Yeah, sucks seeing the 21 get cut. Was a key route connecting north KC to the Eastside. 233 is pretty much just replaced by a shift of 238. Love the change made to its proposal. Also sucks seeing the proposed 239 got cut. I think something could've been done there as well. (Maybe combined with the 21? At least get the rider to Independence Ave). Love that they're taking MAX down south, both PMAX to Bannister and MMAX to Martin City. I'd bet one the Streetcar goes south the route from UMKC to Martin City ends up as the MMAX legacy. I am concered with how the 101 and 106 will be affected by not going downtown. I really hope they don't slash that saturday service on 106 like originally proposed. (maybe Amazon route gets spun back into 114) Overall all things considered, and COVID considered, the ATA did a good job. I hope after COVID is over and we recover economically we can see more services added back in. I'd love seeing the proposed 23 just be numbered 15, and the proposed 40 remembered to 51. But that's just me. @RyanB_69 also 28 is running 7 days a week. Holiday and Blue Ridge to Blue Ridge Crossing. Peak service is Grandview to Bannister, likely connection to PMAX and TMAX. 23, 40, 238 are also going run 7 days a week as well. So I think they went back to a more even split of coverage and service. Excited nonetheless as long as this is what ends up being implemented.
  4. RideKC just dropped the "final" plan for RideKC Next. As you'll see COVID has done a number on what the plan was then to now. Major takeways - MMAX to Martin City and Ward Parkway replaces current 52, 57 service - PMAX to Bannister, replaces part of 75 - 18 through Vine/23rd Street, replacing parts of 10 and 23, extends across 75th to 75th & Wornall, replaces 75 - 23 Replaces most of 15 service - 28 Remains, however from Blue Crossing to Holiday & Blue Ridge or Grandview (Peak only) - 40 still replaces parts of 47 on Broadway (wish they'd name the route to #51) - 12 still goes to KCK, replacing 101 and 106 service in West Bottoms - 31 will remain the same - Proposed 239 (which was to replace 233, 231, 234 service) is no more - 24 will go to Independence on Sunday - 47 will continue service to Blue Xing on Sunday - ALL KCMO routes (including 23, 28) will operate every day Routes replaced - 75 (replaced by 18 and PMAX) - 51, 52, 57 (Replaced by MMAX) - 15 (replaced by 23) *note, will probably end up being named 15* - 10 (replaced w/ 18 in Jazz District) - 231, 234 will not be replaced - 9 (replaced by 12)
  5. If what you had posted awhile back about the bus counts was correct, I'd have to assume its an electric. They're due for some MAX buses
  6. Nice on S181!!!!! They did a good job. I'm guessing that front end came off of 2614 or S134? I'm guessing the Rona affected more than just the service. Hopefully the rona didn't affect the electric or diesel order too badly.
  7. Shocked seeing 3511 out on Main MAX. Welcome surprise. Out fanning for the first time since March 13.
  8. Passed by ATA today, noticed S134 (I think) amd 2614 were all taken apart, front ends and windows missing. I would guess S181 was the recipient of one of those front ends. Noticed more buses than usual in the boneyard, guessing more maintainence? @neoartic7101 have you heard when (or if) the electric buses will be here?
  9. I'd hope the residents speak up and loudly, but they probably won't, and the riders will suffer. I hope that they'll at least keep some sort of service for Independence to at least connect to other buses
  10. @RyanB_69 its not a rumor. Its happening. Signs posted at bus stops. Will any of the remaining funds (if any) go to help expand 24 and 15 service? Could maybe service connecting Truman and Noland to Blue Xing be implemented? Maybe Microtransit?
  11. Piss poor planning by RideKC once again. How's everything been down there? Hope y'all are staying safe.
  12. 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
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. That's kinda scary. This is getting bad, sports just all cancelled. Events shutting down.
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. Just out of curiosity, if the COVID19 spreads throughout the Metro, what's the chance RideKC starts limiting or even halting operations?
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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