Thursday, February 21, 2013

KANSAS CITY STREETCAR PART DEUX!!!



The Kansas City Toy Train line will keep growing by way of rigged votes . . .

Kansas City rolls out RFP for streetcar’s second phase

Proposed second lines . . .

• Independence Avenue, from Main Street to an “appropriate eastern terminus.”

• 12th Street, from Main both east and west.

• 18th Street, from Main east.

• Main, from Pershing Road to the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Volker Campus.

• Southwest Boulevard, from Main to State Line Road.

• 31st Street, from Main east.

Sadly, there's really no guarantee that these toy trains are going to help Kansas City grow, attract new biz or even help transit issues . . . What we know for sure is that this effort is siphoning cash from bus service and breaking this town's budget for a development plan that's almost completely unproven.

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Investment always pays off.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Tell that the P&L District that LOSES 12 million a year.

Anonymous said...

Libtardian dreams, fiscal nightmares.

Anonymous said...

This will transform Kansas City Tony, get on board NOW!

Anonymous said...

This will transform Kansas City Tony, welcome to DETROIT!

Anonymous said...

Why the hell would they put out a RFP for more lines when there is no money to pay for them? There hasn't been another rigged vote scheduled or even talked about. What company in their right mind would respond And the pending litigation on the original project is still out there. It's possible the streetcar opponents will win and the streetcar fanatics will have to start all over and have all of KC vote which is how it should have happened in the first place.What do you think the results of that vote would be?

xalti said...

Don't you get it.

They're rigging the election again so they can't lose.

Welcome to KC!

Anonymous said...

Ever heard of investment in transit TKC? It's not a new concept. This isn't a party district. It's an movement to keep Downtown and KC alive. That's the reality you are missing.

Anonymous said...

But investments are supposed to make money eventually...

Anonymous said...

Where is the money to pay for this coming, out of infrastructure repairs?

M'Gonnabe Lyintuya, Sly's Minister Of Propaganda said...


Kansas City will be the envy of the World

Anonymous said...

Good. Bout time KC joined the 20th century.

Anonymous said...

@9:01 At least the late 19th century, amirite?

Anonymous said...

Sadly, yes. You are right. After 50 years of subsidizing suburban sprawl to the tune of trillion upon trillions of taxpayer dollars, we have some rebuilding to do.

Unfortunately, the suburbanites, who have been feeding at the public trough for decades, are shrieking with fear and frothy-lipped hysteria at the prospect of any $$ being spent on anything except subsidizing their waning empire of garbage development and unsustainable "neighborhoods".

Anonymous said...

@9:29am
STFU Staub

Anonymous said...

Does the highway to your cul-de-sac pay for itself?

Anonymous said...

Federal tax payer money =/= TDD money.