Archive for Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Consultants to deliver ideas for bus system

February 11, 2009


Ideas on how to improve the city and Kansas University’s bus system should start becoming clear in about two weeks.

City commissioners were told Tuesday by consultants studying the issue that they plan to deliver their first set of recommendations by March 1 to the city and KU.

The upcoming recommendations likely won’t be sweeping in nature, but should produce ways to make some immediate improvements to current routes, said Mark Swope of the consulting firm Olsson Associates.

By January of 2010, the consultants will deliver a long list of recommendations on how to make the KU and city bus operations to work together as one system for riders.

The consultants are in town this week to talk with group stakeholders — ranging from riders to businesses — on how the system could work better.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 2 months ago

Considering that the new sales tax that will finance any expansion of the bus system won't happen for a couple of months yet, what "sweeping change" do you expect, hawk?

jafs 9 years, 2 months ago

Actually, the way to fix the system is to redesign it as a "grid" system.

I don't expect they'll actually do that, of course.

Hawk is probably right to point out that we won't see substantive change in the system, despite the tax increase.

Chris Ogle 9 years, 2 months ago

Wonder how many transit consultants Lawrence has hired over the years? Are we ever going to learn anything?

Sigmund 9 years, 2 months ago

Install dance poles and and cash bar in every bus, hire strippers, rename the system "Club EmpTy" and charge $8.00 cover.

Chris Ogle 9 years, 2 months ago

Sigmund- I am in this thing. When can we start.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 2 months ago

"Sigmund- I am in this thing. When can we start."

Are you going to wear thongs, or just let it swing?

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