TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! DESPICABLE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR MAIN STREET I-670 BRIDGE SHELL GAME EXPOSED BY TKC TIPSTERS!!!
Kansas City streetcar advocates have done nothing but deceive the public and engage in one of the most despicable schemes ever perpetrated on this town since the days of Boss Tom Pendergast.
But let's get specific and go beyond the rigged election championed by Council Dude Russ Johnson - An elected official who now refuses to answer most critical questions.
Let's go street by street and bridge by bridge . . .
To wit . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS REVEAL THAT CURRENT PLANS TO TAKE THE TOY TRAIN ACROSS THE I-670 MAIN STREET BRIDGE ARE NOT PART OF THE STREETCAR BUDGET AND WILL BE SOLELY THE BURDEN OF KANSAS CITY TAXPAYERS WITH NO HELP FROM THE FEDS OR MoDOT SO FAR!!!
Just ask Council Dude Russ or one of the other toy train cheerleaders a simple question . . .
WHO IS PAYING FOR MAIN STREET I-670 BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS NECESSITATED BY THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR?!?!?
The answer will kill faith in Kansas City Democracy and reveal that even our most brilliant political leaders (so-called) are really interested in nothing more than deceiving the public in order to pay for their pet projects.
Credit where it's due . . . A recent KC Biz Journal article did the heavy lifting for this story and is worth reading closely: Streetcar spurs replacement of Main Street bridge over I-670
But since that time KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS have learned even more and EXCLUSIVE information . . .
1. There are no federal funds coming for the Main Street I-670 repair. Tiger funds are a long shot and let's not forget that KC is on the back burner as far as D.C. is concerned.
2. There's NO MoDOT MONEY for Main Street I-670 Bridge repair. Their role remains clearly defined as "supervisory only" and they're broke now anyhoo . . . Just like everybody else under the Jeff City austerity budget.
3. An AWESOME TKC TIPSTER has spoken with City Hall insiders who admit, IN PUBLIC, that KCMO will be forced to finance bridge repair for the Toy Train without help.
Here's the money quote . . .
"I recently spoke with a top ranking city official about the I-670 problem. He said the bridge had around ten years of life left and it was best to replace it now before the tracks were laid. The next words out of his mouth were that the funds were not coming out of the streetcar budget but out of another city fund."
And THAT is the City Hall Toy Train Streetcar shell game.
Right now the cost of replacing the bridge is estimated @ close to $4 million but that's exceptionally kind and before the work has even started.
Once more for the cheap seats . . .
CITY HALL IS SPENDING FOR THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CLANDESTINELY WITHOUT EVEN OFFERING THE VOTING PUBLIC A REAL ACCOUNTING OF THE COST!!!
Sadly, this is only one instance where City Hall insiders understand that THE PRICE TAG OF THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR is being hidden.
There are more, many more instances of toy train deception from Kansas City politicos who now seem downright sinister given their attempts to push this pet project through at any cost.
DEVELOPING . . .