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Lawrence City Commission to consider takeover and restoration of Santa Fe depot

It will be on the local, state and national Historic Registers, thus providing for tax credits, a dollar for dollar reduction in tax liability.

February 26, 2017 at 8:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to consider takeover and restoration of Santa Fe depot

Like the airlines, Amtrak sells their tickets online. If the ridership is large enough (Ours isn't...yet), is large enough to cover the cost of a station agent, like in Newton and Topeka, a passenger could purchase their ticket at the station during open hours.

February 8, 2017 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to consider takeover and restoration of Santa Fe depot

The state did not issue the grant. KDOT is administering the grant and awarded it, but the source of funds are federal. It was a historic Transportation Enhancement great.

February 8, 2017 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to consider takeover and restoration of Santa Fe depot

The leasing of the space for the to-be-determined secondary use will help pay for upkeep. The geothermal heating/cooling system, the new roof with solar panels will remarkably lower maintenance costs.

February 8, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to consider takeover and restoration of Santa Fe depot

Depot Redux volunteers would appreciate more volunteer help when they clean the depot on the first Sunday of the month from 3-4:30.

Not to worry about becoming a tourist attraction or stylizing the depot. The grant money will only pay for new heating/cooling system, new roof, electrical upgrades, and curbs/ sidewalks

Bon Bon restaurant is just a block away from the depot but it's not a 24/7 place. In time maybe something even closer will develop. Murphy's upholstery across the street use to be the Santa Fe cafe - back in the day...

February 8, 2017 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to consider takeover and restoration of Santa Fe depot

When you buy your Amtrak ticket online, most passengers click on the option to receive a text alert when their train will be delayed. It is rare to find a traveler who doesn't use a cell phone these days, but there are a few. It is also rare to find a payphone which is incentive to travel with a cell phone.

February 8, 2017 at 10:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City prepares to close deal on Santa Fe depot; restoration set to begin soon

80% Federal Transportation Enhancement grant administered by KDOT. Other 20% from the City of Lawrence.

November 19, 2016 at 4:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

9-year-old girl seriously injured after being hit by SUV near 23rd and Massachusetts

Cars can hurt other cars but pedestrians can't hurt cars. Maybe that's why drivers only look for other cars, but not for pedestrians.

What can we do as pedestrians to get drivers' attention?

Some intersections post that no right hand turns are permitted when pedestrians are poised to cross.

That intersection at 23rd & Mass needs to be redesigned so that there are fewer conflict points. Hopefully our new Transportation Commission will get to work quickly to improve pedestrian safety. They could study guides like this
http://wisconsindot.gov/dtsdManuals/t...

November 10, 2016 at 12:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City nixes transit hub at 21st and Stewart; contracts for train depot approved

Toni Wheeler, City of Lawrence Attorney, was unable to attend this meeting. The discussion about liabilities would have been much different had she been there. Toni would have allayed Mayor Farmer's concerns. She will send a memo to the CC about this issue upon her return.

July 22, 2015 at 2:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City nixes transit hub at 21st and Stewart; contracts for train depot approved

Peter Hancock writes of the depot: " The city has already been awarded a $1.2 million federal grant through the Kansas Department of Transportation..." This is true. He goes on to write "... and private groups have raised additional matching money needed to complete the project." This is not true. The City’s match was budgeted and planned for the 2014 capital improvements program. Funds for the match were encumbered for the project in 2014. No private groups were the source of the match.

July 22, 2015 at 9:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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