Thursday, January 31, 2013

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! READ THE KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN TOY TRAIN STREETCAR COMMUNIQUÉ INTERCEPTED BY KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS!!!



The Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar is on track to wreck this town's finances with the help of a WRETCHED CLASS OF POLITICAL ELITES who care more about their next job than real problems facing this town.

To wit . . .

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS KANSAS CITY STREETCAR COMMUNIQUÉ INTERCEPTED BY KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS REVEALING THE PLAN FOR TOY TRAIN ADVOCATES!!!

The highlights are mine:

Subject: KC Streetcar Update

As you’ve no doubt heard, the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar project is a go! 

Today we’re launching the first edition of the website and want to let you know what to expect in the coming days and months. From now until the summer of 2015 when the KC Streetcar opens, we’ll be working to bring a modern and exciting world-class transit solution to downtown Kansas City. Hitting opening day in 2015 requires a tremendous amount of work and we want to make sure you’re kept up-to-date on project developments.

Our website, www.kcstreetcar.org, will serve as the main hub for project updates. Through this site, you’ll be able to get the latest detour information, full maps of the route, access to project and construction updates and much more. We also hope that you’ll connect with us through social media as well. You can follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KCStreetcar and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kcstreetcar. We also have a YouTube and Nixle page that you can access through our website.

Starting in early February, our project team will be walking the route and knocking on doors to meet residents, business owners and workers in the area. At the same time, TREKK Design Group will begin their work to locate underground vaults and storage areas that could impact construction. Drilling will begin along the route to explore underground conditions related to electric poles that will ultimately need to be installed to provide power to the streetcars during the week of February 11. 

Once these steps have been completed, it’s expected that construction will begin in mid-2013. Building a streetcar line is different from building a road or even light-rail transit. There will be at least two rounds of construction – the first round of construction will move utilities while the second round will put the streetcar tracks in place. Construction will be completed in two or three block segments, and we’ll work with business owners and residents along the route to minimize disruptions. As we move forward, we’ll continue to keep you apprised of our progress through frequent email updates. If you know of someone who would be interested in this information, forward this email and encourage them to visit our website to join the KC Downtown Streetcar mailing list. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@kcstreetcar.org

We’re very excited to bring this fantastic amenity to Kansas City and we look forward to seeing you on opening day!

Sincerely,

Nora Lockton

Public Involvement Specialist

Burns & McDonnell
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From reading this thing it's clear that the fix was in since they started.

Even worse . . .

COST OVERRUNS ARE INEVITABLE AS KANSAS CITY IS SOON TO GET STUCK WITH A HUGE BILL FOR A TOY TRAIN LINE THAT FAILS TO LIVE UP TO PROMISES!!!

More than ever it's clear to see that Kansas City is on the wrong track that started with voter suppression and now counts on eco-devo pipe dreams.

DEVELOPING . . .

20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I will get you the first ticket TKC!

Anonymous said...

Who will coverup the overruns? If they do indictments should follow.

Anonymous said...

And Tony's alternative is?

Anonymous said...

I want to be a "public involvement specialist" when I grow up.

Anonymous said...

I always make sure there are no public involvement specialists around before I bend over.

Anonymous said...

MAKE YOUR MARK AT THE CORRIDOR CONVERSATION

Join The Chamber and other regional partners on Thursday, April 12 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. for a forum on trends and issues in the animal health industry. Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, executive director of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) will speak about setting the standard of veterinary excellence. A discussion will follow on the impact of veterinary medicine and quality pet care on the animal health industry.

Reception immediately following the program. To register, email Nora Lockton at Lockton@kcchamber.com.

The event will be hosted in The Chamber’s Board Room in Union Station, 30 West Pershing Road. Please park in the West Yards Parking Garage on the west side of Union Station.


http://www.kcchamber.com/News-Room/Newsletters/Your-Chamber-@-Work/Your-Chamber-@-Work/Your-Chamber-@-Work-March-26,-2012.aspx

Anonymous said...

How many businesses are going to sink and go under due to all this construction and disruption.

Anonymous said...

Nora Lockton. Director, Business Outreach & Government Relations
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. January 2007 – Present (6 years 1 month)

Why she saying she's with Burns & McDonnell when she's not?

Justice, Not Obama and Holder's "JUST US" said...

When this all falls down financially and the collapse of KC begins, who will bring the rope to the hangings?

Anonymous said...

U read too much internets. This toy train is going to save us. Stop asking questions.

Anonymous said...

Should be fun watching KC's debt grow to Greek like proportions.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:59 and 9:23. You are both morons. It's called changing jobs. People do it all time in this and other countries.

Anonymous said...

Yes the toy train will ruin KC like streetcars have ruined Charlotte, Little Rock, LA, New Orleans,, Seattle, Dallas, Memphis, Tucson, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, DC, etc., etc. etc.

The end is nigh!!!!!!!!

Flee for the havens of 1,999th street and Quivira!!!!!!!!!!

Fear FEAR FEARFEARFEAR

Anonymous said...

Not . . . going . . . to . . . happen!

Anonymous said...

Update: KCI reports passenger traffic declines in December, all of 2012

But, but, the toy train will attract tourists!!!!!!!

elBryan said...

The only way to defeat this is to create cheaper, more comprehensive solutions for the ATA through technology and versatility.

Until we come up with a way to convince people who don't need to ride the bus that it's safe, easy, and maybe even more convenient than driving, our leaders are going to look for gimmicks and expensive, alternative forms of inferior transportation.

We can't just say "NO" to the train, we have to say "Here's a better idea,"

Anonymous said...

A really crappy idea, this streetcar. It's NOT public transportation which we really need. It's just crap to do a poor attempt to increase the value of downtown land.

City officials need to get their head out of their a$$es! Quit screwing the poor to help the rich! Don't we have enough of that on the national level?

h. ford said...

People who cannot afford cars r going to use public transportation; people who own cars r going to use them. Its THAT SIMPLE. and the people who HAVE to use public Trans really dont care if its a bus or a subway or a RICKSHAW. I know because I WALK & ride the bus. Give up this pipe dream that people who own cars r going to use pub Trans because its convenient or because of the environment or worse- because its COOL. CARS RULE! And when u see those blank faces staring out from that bus, guess what? Theyre all dreaming of owning a CAR!

Anonymous said...

I didn't even read ANY that TKC shit because it was too long. I scrolled past ALL of it. What was his point, again?

Anonymous said...

This is crony capitalism at its worst with all the usual suspects. Sly takes care of his friends.