TKC READERS RECOMMEND: KANSAS CITY STREETCAR NAMED DISASTER!!!
Thanks to AN AWESOME TKC READER who recommends an important article from a publication that isn't promoting the stupid Downtown Toy Train in exchange for access . . .
Forbes: A Disaster Named Streetcar
First, the post references the CATO institute's Randal O’Toole and his new study on the folly of streetcars . . . Fun fact: It's titled "The Conspiracy of Streetcars" in big ominous lettering.
And then . . . There's a money quote that perfectly summarizes exactly what's happening in Kansas City:
"The proliferation of streetcars is an example of the waste that tends to occur when money for local projects is allocated at the federal level. It’s hard to imagine many of the cities currently installing streetcars would be doing so if they were paying the full price themselves. But when there’s a pot of money available and someone is going to get it, municipalities have a strong incentive to submit proposals that meet the federal criteria even if they don’t make sense on the merits."
We'll have more on this hot mess put forth by MESA GENIUS COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON and Mayor Sly's obsession with shiny new toys.
DEVELOPING . . .