MAYOR SLY'S KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR EXPANSION CONTINUES!!!
Kansas City residents might not notice much progress on many other important local issues but, like it or not, the toy train streetcar is right on track.
Mayor Sly James is recruiting nearby communities to hook up with Kansas City's soon-to-be-built streetcar system . . . He made a pitch last week to officials in North Kansas City.
And while just a few hundred votes is being cynically touted as a mandate . . . Let's not forget problems that TKC Readers note time and again . . .
- More than a few readers rage the the Toy Train basically amounts to "taxation without representation" given the gerrymandering scheme that established the not-so-special taxing district.
- The Toy Train is ALREADY over-budget. This is fact that mainstream media won't report but it's sad to see that promises of revenue for this tiny starter line already fail to add up.
- Problems with the line . . . More on this in a bit . . . But the Main Street Line is far from secure and there will be more than a few surprises that should raise the price tag of all this streetcar silliness.
Sadly, toy train advocates don't want to hear any criticism and they certainly don't want the voting public involved on the citywide scale. More than anything else the streetcar has subverted Democracy in Kansas City and the despicable tactics used to establish the tiny 2 mi. starter line have already doomed it to failure.
DEVELOPING . . .