queequeg (John Kyle)

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Editorial: Hub hubbub

You're comparing Lawrence, KS to LA, Atlanta and Tampa? Why not throw in New York City and Philadelphia? Lawrence doesn't have the population base for a system like that. Lawrence has very few streets that go all the way across town E-W or N-S.
The way the transit system works in Lawrence is to move people between the most popular destinations: downtown, 31st and Iowa, 6th and Wakarusa, East Hills, schools and apartment complexes, etc. while also passing through residential areas where people ride the bus most frequently (they actually do studies and have gathered data on where most people come and go from). People already transfer buses a lot to get from one point to another but having the primary transfer point downtown has caused issues. The downtown hub has even had to move multiple times due to construction downtown.
A central hub will allow more routes which are shorter which will allow the buses to cover their route more often.
If people actually started using the bus system instead of arm-chair quarterbacking, many of their questions would be answered.

July 27, 2015 at 10:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Hub hubbub

Thank you for this rational editorial. Our new city commissioners don't seem to have any sense at all. There was already a study done on where to put the hub and a central location is the most logical idea. This will not stop buses from running downtown. Not every bus will have to pass through the hub. The ability to have routes that aren't miles and miles long will improve the speed and efficiency of the system. But most of all: the KU endowment is offering A LONG TERM, NO COST LEASE ON THE PROPERTY. What better deal could we ask for? Why are these new commissioners so enthralled with 9th and Iowa where we would have to pay for the property and where the owner has already said NO!
The next time you drive through that horribly crowded intersection at 9th and Iowa, think of how much fun it would be with eight or nine buses trying to make turns there.

July 27, 2015 at 9:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Going to the Farmers' Market? Keep your dog on a short leash

Show respect by leaving your dog at home.

July 23, 2015 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Going to the Farmers' Market? Keep your dog on a short leash

Do you take your dog to the grocery store?

July 23, 2015 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

Exactly! You'd think it would be an easy thing to comprehend. It's bizarre how so many of the posters here complain about the bus system and how it needs to be better but then nix any attempt to make it better.

July 22, 2015 at 4:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

It's amazing how someone who exhibits so much ignorance on topics posts so many opinions.

July 22, 2015 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's the weirdest pest you've ever had in your home?

Heritage Baptists

July 10, 2015 at 12:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Judicial bully

NY Times, Nov 14, 2014
" Mr. Gruber, an unabashed supporter of the Affordable Care Act, has expressed regret about his comments, telling MSNBC that he was “speaking off the cuff” and that he “spoke inappropriately” at the academic conference where the video was taken. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/us/...

July 5, 2015 at 11:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Judicial bully

Actually it took no fantasy to see that nit picking a few words was not in line with what congress had intended. Even Gruber recanted on his statements later saying he was mistaken.

July 4, 2015 at 9 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Affidavit: Kidnapping, beating of Lawrence woman with wrench and toy piano had adoption angle

" My dear fellow,” said Sherlock Holmes as we sat on either side of the fire in his lodgings at Baker Street, “life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre' results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.” "

A Case of Identity
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

July 2, 2015 at 11:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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