infrastructure http://kcur.org en Best Recreational Biking Trails And Routes In The Greater Kansas City Area http://kcur.org/post/best-recreational-biking-trails-and-routes-greater-kansas-city-area <p>Some bicyclists are all-purpose riders, using a mere two wheels to get to work, school, the grocery store and everywhere in between. But lots of people ride just for fun and relaxation.&nbsp;<em>Central Standard</em>&nbsp;invited expert panelists and listeners alike to share their favorite recreational biking trails in Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs. Below is a list of a few places where the weekend warrior can enjoy a leisurely ride.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:14:21 +0000 Gina Kaufmann 57142 at http://kcur.org Best Recreational Biking Trails And Routes In The Greater Kansas City Area Highway 71: Connecting The Metro, Dividing Neighborhoods http://kcur.org/post/highway-71-connecting-metro-dividing-neighborhoods <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Highways connect people and places with a speed we've come to take for granted. But highways also have a history of dividing and sometimes nearly obliterating the very communities they intersect.</span></p><p>Perhaps the most controversial example of this phenomenon in Kansas City is U.S. Highway 71.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:20:19 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 56527 at http://kcur.org Highway 71: Connecting The Metro, Dividing Neighborhoods What's Going On Below: An Update On The Sewer System Overhaul http://kcur.org/post/whats-going-below-update-sewer-system-overhaul <p>Who's digging in the street outside your window? Hopefully, it's Kansas City Water Services.</p><p>The city recently embarked on a major, multi-billion-dollar <a href="http://kcur.org/post/25-years-25-billion-kc-launches-big-sewer-project">overhaul of the combined sewer and wastewater system</a>, which was first laid out in the nineteenth century.</p><p>Four years into the overhaul, officials from the Water Services Department visited the <em>Central Standard</em> studios to remind us why we're doing this in the first place, and to let us know how it's going so far.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:33:08 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 56452 at http://kcur.org What's Going On Below: An Update On The Sewer System Overhaul Bridging The Gap For Infrastructure Shortfalls http://kcur.org/post/bridging-gap-infrastructure-shortfalls <p>Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers grades the country and each state on the condition of its infrastructure. The picture coming from last year’s report isn’t pretty.</p><p>On Tuesday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we look at the grades Kansas and Missouri earned. We also examine the future of infrastructure in our region and how projects that need to be done will be funded.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:17:09 +0000 Steve Kraske, Danie Alexander & Beth Lipoff 50343 at http://kcur.org Bridging The Gap For Infrastructure Shortfalls Mayor Says Thank You Kansas City; Street Repairs To Begin This Fall http://kcur.org/post/mayor-says-thank-you-kansas-city-street-repairs-begin-fall <p>Kansas City M0. Mayor Sly James said Tuesday afternoon that resurfacing roads around the city could begin as early as next month thanks to the overwhelming passage of Question 1 in the August election.</p><p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:22:51 +0000 Laura Ziegler 24325 at http://kcur.org Mayor Says Thank You Kansas City; Street Repairs To Begin This Fall Mayor Sly James’ New Tax Proposal For Infrastructure http://kcur.org/post/mayor-sly-james-new-tax-proposal-infrastructure <p>What will it take for Kansas City, Missouri to finally fix its streets and sewer system? Earlier this year, Mayor Sly James announced a bold plan for improving Kansas City's infrastructure that would involve spending $1 billion over the next 10 years.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 20:08:33 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 18050 at http://kcur.org Mayor Sly James’ New Tax Proposal For Infrastructure 25 Years, $2.5 Billion: KC Launches Big Sewer Project http://kcur.org/post/25-years-25-billion-kc-launches-big-sewer-project <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2b570f039b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2b570f039b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2b570f039b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-902697.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Federal and Kansas City officials have agreed on a partial fix for the city's sewer system. It will cost more than $2.5 billion and take 25 years -- the largest infrastructure project in the city's history. A consent decree lodged in US federal court Tuesday all but sealed the deal after years of negotiations pitting the city against the EPA and Justice Department.</p> Wed, 19 May 2010 04:49:37 +0000 Frank Morris 6636 at http://kcur.org 25 Years, $2.5 Billion: KC Launches Big Sewer Project