KCI RAPID TRANSITWAY - ENGINEERING DESIGN REPORT: INVESTIGATIONS, PRELIMINARY PLANS, AND PROJECT COSTS

THE RESULTS OF STUDIES ARE SUMMARIZED FOR A RAPID TRANSITWAY FORM 12TH STREET IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD) OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, TO KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE: (1) A TERMINAL BUILDING BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE CBD; (2) TRANSITWAY, ELEVATED ON A STRUCTURE THROUGHOUT THE DOWNTOWN AREA; (3) A NEW BRIDGE BE CONSTRUCTED ACROSS THE MISSOURI RIVER FOR THE TRANSITWAY; (4) INTERFACES FOR OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORTATION BE CREATED WITH THE TRANSITWAY; (5) RIGHTS-OF-WAY BE CREATED ALONGSIDE EXISTING HIGHWAYS; (6) THE TRANSITWAY ENTER THE AIRPORT ON ITS OWN ROADWAY, PARALLEL TO, AND AT THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE INBOUND ENTRANCE ROAD; AND (7) ANY OTHER STRUCTURES NECESSARY TO THE SMOOTH OPERATION OF THE TRANSITWAY BE CONSTRUCTED WHERE NECESSARY. ESTIMATED COSTS ARE: (1) ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION - $6,909,000; (2) BRIDGES - $16,049,000; (3) ENGINEERING AND CONTINGENCIES $3,500,000; AND (4) RIGHT-OF-WAY INCLUDING ACQUISITIONS - $2,992,000. TOTAL COST IS ESTIMATED TO BE $29,450,000. SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED EXPRESS BUSES WILL OPERATE ON THE TRANSITWAY UNTIL SUCH TIME AS A MONORAIL OR ANOTHER ADVANCED SYSTEM BECOMES OPERATIONAL. SHOULD THE MONORAIL PROVE FEASIBLE, THE TRANSIT BUSES WILL THEN BECOME PRIMARILY A FEEDER FOR THE MONORAIL SYSTEM AND WILL ALSO SERVE AS AN AUXILIARY OR STANDBY UNIT. TO SUPPORT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS, THE REPORT PROVIDES TABLES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND AN APPENDIX WHICH DETAIL COSTS, EQUIPMENT, PERSPECTIVES, STRUCTURAL DESIGNS, AND PASSENGERS FORECASTS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO INT-T9-5
  • Corporate Authors:

    Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff

    1345 Avenue of Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Publication Date: 1969-10-20

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1981 12:00AM