Monday, April 08, 2013

SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY BUDGETS ANOTHER $2 MILLION ON BRAND NEW TOY TRAIN STREETCAR EXPANSION PLANS!!!

Plans for new lines in the 3rd and 4th district already eating up the budget at City Hall: Kansas City has committed $1.89 million to plan possible streetcar lines extending south, west and east from the city’s planned 2.2-mile, $102 million Main Street line.

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

How far is this idiocy going to go before someone puts a stop to it?? City Council, anyone????

Anonymous said...

The thugs are for it. I mean you get all those rich white people on it and they will be easy to rob.

Anonymous said...

City Council isn't going to stop it, they are in on it. Everyone of them has a personal or family member financial stake and is going to make money off of these toy trains.

Anonymous said...

Favorite Sons making a killing doing these studys.

Anonymous said...

Why in the hell is this city planning on expansion when we don't even have the starter line built?

Ludicrous

Anonymous said...

Can't the State of Missouri step in and do something here?? Is the Mayor a law unto himself??

Anonymous said...

Russ Johnson is probably the biggest culprit.

"If it is possible and a good idea, I can get it built: streetcars, trails, software, streets, buildings, etc. etc. etc"

Anonymous said...

We have to get the State to take over City Hall. The taxpayers want basic services and reduced taxes.

Anonymous said...

Before throwing good money after bad, could Sly tell us the names of the companies moving downtown because of phase one?

Anonymous said...

Finally. KC is making big moves, acting the the big, cool fun city it is.

A streetcar extension to the Plaza or UMKC is the single best investment of money this city can make in its future.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile on the big, cool fun streets of KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Kansas City police are searching for a suspect who shot a person Monday afternoon. The shooting occurred about 3:45 p.m. at 3818 Cleveland Ave. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries.

Anonymous said...

"acting" the the big, cool fun city it is.

Acting and pretending about sums it up.

Anonymous said...

All the grand plans for development and modernization will fall apart if the state is incapable of protecting its citizens from criminal lawlessness.

kc star comix reader said...

Goin on vacation nes week... gonna read some outta town newspapers... get reaquainted with an old friend named MISTER BOFFO!

Anonymous said...

The best investment of money this city can make in its future is to get rid of the current mini cabal down at city hall.

Put people in who are able to act with fiscal responsibility instead of acting like crack heads.

Anonymous said...

Caution. City Hall CRACK HEAD$ at work.

elBryan said...

I don't want to live in a fun, cool city. I want to live in a safe city with low cost of living and good schools.

3:18 hits the nail on the head... they're rushing to expand this before the city even has a chance to see that all of their sales pitches are false.

The economic impact data is inflated and the cost to build in low balled. Unless you live within a few blocks of the TDD, (most residents along main streets are generally low rent apartment dwellers) you won't even get to vote.

They will install a train without your permission, and it will cost more to shop at your favorite mom and pop store that you've been going to for years... that is, if they don't go out of business.

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Anonymous said...

Bad judgment. Poor or mo planning