Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kansas City Streetcar Toy Train Cost Spikes!!!



Take a look at the cost of the Kansas City Toy Train running off track . . .

Sorry to the tipster who told us about this earlier . . . Last week was hectic . . . Waited too long but this report has a great run down on the pricey disaster:

Streetcar spurs replacement of Main Street bridge over I-670

Now the EXCLUSIVE question . . . MO DOT and KCMO will fight over who picks up the tab on that one and it's not going to be pretty.

More on the Toy Train setup: KC Streetcar Authority continues search for operator, vehicle

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Kill off the toy trolley

Anonymous said...

Go back to Iowa.

Anonymous said...

Hold on to your wallet

Superdave said...

As I have said about this toy train may times hold on to your ass and wallet because you ain't seen nothing yet.

Anonymous said...

Go back to Raytown and bury your "earnins" in a coffee can out back.

This is a city, bumpkins. Get fucking used to it.

Nude Intruder said...

I agree with Superdave. Anticipate many more cost overruns and weak-assed justifications from our beloved Sly and Clowncil before this useless boondoggle is complete.

Anonymous said...

The 2007 makeover of that bridge was only designed to extend its life 10 years. Streetcar starts running 2015, bridge life ends at 2017. Logic says replace the bridge in 2013 when you're about to cut into it anyway to lay streetcar tracks.

As an added bonus, truck drivers will now get better clearance on I-670 below and pedestrians will get wider sidewalks.

Anonymous said...

Tony, do you even read the links that you post. It says no street car authority money will be used. Also, MoDOT owns the bridge which was slated to be rebuilt in 2017. Get lost.....fuck!