Show-Me Daily blog reminds us that KCMO is on the SAME MONEY LOSING TRACK AS PORTLAND with our current streetcar adventures: "Does anyone doubt that this will be the case in Kansas City? The Kansas City streetcar is currently slated to be free to ride, just as Portland’s was. But when the bill gets too large, Kansas City will start charging a fee, just like Portland did in 2011. The result in Kansas City, as it was in Portland, will be fewer riders, even though in Portland the routes were expanded. The city will be on the hook for the cost and — as has been the case all over the country — the transit authorities will start taking money from successful and cheap bus transportation."