TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! ONGOING HARSH TIMES FOR THE FAILING KANSAS CITY STRIP TROLLEY REVEAL TRAGIC LOCAL TRANSIT MISCALCULATION!!!
Once again Kansas City has seemingly miscalculated the degree to which locals will utilize mass transit.
To wit . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS TELL US OF ONGOING HARSH TIMES FOR THE KC STRIP TROLLEY!!!
Witness . . .
A VERY RECENT TOP LEVEL KC STRIP MANAGEMENT DISMISSAL IS MAKING WAVES AMONG THE LOCAL TRANSIT TALKERS!!!
Even worse . . .
AS THE KC STRIP TROLLEY CONTINUES TO LOSE MONEY THERE IS TALK ABOUT SHUTTING DOWN ONE OF THE NIGHTS THE LOCAL PARTY TRANSPORT SYSTEM SERVES LOCAL DRINKERS . . . PROBABLY FRIDAY!!!
Face it . . . Every midtown Kansas City denizens can clearly see that the trolleys are mostly empty and the effort never really enjoyed widespread popularity despite the fact that Westport Bar Biz Impresario Bill Nigro is out on the street every weekend pushing this thing as hard as possible.
But it's a lost cause . . .
This is frightening because . . .
IF KANSAS CITY CAN'T EVEN SUPPORT NIGHTLIFE PUBLIC TRANSIT AT A DEEPLY DISCOUNTED RATE THAT HITS ALL OF THIS TOWN'S MOST POPULAR PARTY DISTRICTS . . . THAN HOPE THAT A FIXED RAIL TOY TRAIN MINI-LINE WILL GARNER SUCCESS IS SIMPLY MISGUIDED!!!
Kansas City has thrown $50 grand at this experiment and there is a plan to ask KCMO for even more cash . . . Because throwing good money after bad is a local tradition.
Still . . .
The most frightening aspect of this failed experiment is that the failure of the KC Strip hasn't taught local government a thing. Local elected leaders are still using failed "tin-cup urbanisim" logic to justify a DAUNTING STREETCAR EXPENSE that doesn't even have the same advantages as this failed trolley line.
We'll have more on this story and the financial implications VERY SOON . . . So watch for it.
In the final analysis . . .
We're witnessing the last days of the KC Strip and yet another bit of evidence that mass transit doesn't work in Kansas City when people have more convenient options.
DEVELOPING . . .