TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PLAN: COST ESTIMATES AND SITE SELECTION

CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATES ARE PRESENTED FOR THE ERECTION OF A TRANSIT BUILDING COMPLEX FOR THE KANSAS CITY REGION, AS PROJECTED BY THE TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. THE STUDY ALSO OUTLINES THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING THE ADDITIONAL ROLLING STOCK NEEDED. BASED ON A PRELIMINARY ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING EVALUATION OF A TRANSIT CENTER WHICH WOULD CONSIST OF A GARAGE, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR FACILITIES, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR BUS OPERATORS, BROAD GENERALIZED ESTIMATES WERE MADE OF THE PROBABLE COST OF CONSTRUCTING SUCH A BUILDING GROUP UNDER 1970-1971 PRICE LEVELS. UNDER EXISTING FEDERAL LEGISLATION, TWO-THIRDS OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND SITE ACQUISITION COSTS WOULD BE COVERED BY A CAPITAL GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. IN ADDITION TO THE SOURCES OF TAXATION DISCUSSED IN A PREVIOUS REPORT, AN ELECTIVE UTILITY SURCHARGE MAY BE CONSIDERED ON A CONNECTION BASIS. DIFFERENTIAL RATES WOULD APPLY TO RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIAL USERS. FOR EXAMPLE, A MONTLY SURCHARGE OF $1.25 ON THE COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS OF THE KANSAS CITY POWER & LIGHT COMPANY'S 210,000 CUSTOMERS WOULD PRODUCE AN INCOME OF $3.2 MILLION ANNUALLY. THE REPORT ALSO CONTAINS THE KANSAS CITY AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY'S RESPONSE TO THREE QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATIKON AUTHORITY CONCERNING THE TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PLAN, WITH RESPECT TO DIFFERENTIAL STAGING AND PRIORITIES, MINI-BUS RIDERSHIP LEVEL, AND THE RATE OF REPLACEMENT OF ROLLING STOCK. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO INT-T9-6
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metro Planning Comm-kansas City Regon

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  • Publication Date: 1971-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM